The Trial at Large of Lieut.-Gen. Whitelocke, late Commander in Chief of the Forces in South America.
First edition with 3 folding maps and plans. "by a general court martial held at Chelsea Hospital on Thursday January 21808 and continued by adjournment to Tuesday March 15. Taken by Blanchard and Ramsey short-hand writers to the court". With a copy of the Defence and Documents produced in evidence. 8vo. approx. 8 1/2ins. X 5 1/2ins.
Whitelocke was sent to Buenos Aires to rescue General Beresford and his men who had surrendered to the Spanish. He mismanaged the campaign and lost a large part of his force forcing him to evacuate Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Whitelocke was found guilty and cashiered.
Author Whitelocke, Lieut-General.
Binding Later full calf gilt, all edges gilt.
Publisher Printed for R Faulder and Son and others.
Condition Very good. Small booksellers ticket to front pastedown (Pickering 196 Piccadilly).
Pages 600, 67, and 4 page Sentence.