Item #27099 1891 letter signed by British Army Officer General Redvers Buller. Redvers Henry Buller.

1891 letter signed by British Army Officer General Redvers Buller.

1891. Autograph letter. A short handwritten note on letterhead from General Sir Redvers Henry Buller [1839-1908] to a 'Mr. Bigelow' on October 10th 1891, asking to confirm a meeting. He mentions a Recruiting Committee examination that was rescheduled as a reason for his writing.

Buller was a lifetime British Army officer during the Zulu, First and Second Boer War, with service also in Egypt, Sudan and Ireland.

Though a recipient of the Victoria Cross in 1879, his army record is now considered controversial with the modern negative perception of 'British imperialist interests in other countries' specifically during the Boer War.

He was relieved of first command during the Second Boer War due to multiple battle defeats, though he was second-in-command for the remainder of the war. Strategists believe that the new type of warfare and guerilla warfare as learned from the Boers helped the British to change their tactics and ultimately to succeed. Those tactics were ultimately used in W.W.I. He was hailed a hero upon his return to the UK, but some of his mistakes would haunt him. [adapted from Wikipedia and]

8x6", folded in half, original folds, cream paper with letterhead in gray, written on 3 sides. Slt. glue mark on back page. Very good condition. Item #27099

Price: $125.00

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