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ARMY OF PORTUGAL 1811 - Two medical certificates for a wounded soldier

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Document Signed (“Cazalrey”), a certificate attesting that Cazalrey, as surgeon, had examined Francois Perathon, Captain of the 2nd company of carabiniers of the 2nd Battalion of the 25th Regiment of Light Infantry, who, having suffered four serious wounds and weakened by a persistent fever is unfit for military duties and requires time to regain his health “if possible”.

1 page small folio in French, partly printed and completed in manuscript, on letterhead of Army of Portugal, with an attractive vignette of an eagle and crown. Bayonne, 12 December 1811. 

Together with a “Certificat de Contre-Visite”, a similar, partly printed form, completed by Dr. Bardol, head surgeon at the military hospital at Bayonne, who has examined Perathon and come to similar conclusions. Bayonne, 12 December 1811.                           

Captain Perathon is described as being 41 years of age and having 20 years and two months service. Although we do not know when Perathon received his wounds, the Army of Portugal, in 1811 under the leadership of Marmont, had taken part in the relief of Badajoz in June of that year.

We have, however, been able to discover that Perathon evidently recovered for his wounds, retiring from the army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 49 years of service.

From the Crawford collection.


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