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Maull & Polyblank - Major General William Fenwick Williams
Maull & Polyblank - Major General William Fenwick Williams
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Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania   18914   USA
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Ref.#: 2142Price: $450
Medium: Albumen printMount: on original mountPhoto Date: 1856Print Date: 1856Dimensions: 8 x 5-3/4 in. (203 x 146 mm)Photo Country: United Kingdom (UK)Photographer Country: United Kingdom (UK)  
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Major Willams was a true hero. Williams was British commissioner with the Turkish army in Anatolia during the war, and, having been made a ferik (lieutenant-general) and a pasha, he practically commanded the Turks during the heroic defense of Kars, repulsing several Russian attacks and severely defeating the Russian general Muraviev in the battle of Kars on September 29, 1855. However frigid temperatures, cholera, famine, dwindling supplies and no hope of help, compelled Williams to surrender on November 28. For his efforts he was given a pension for life, a baronetcy, the grand cross of the Legion of Honor, and many other tributes. He was promoted from Colonel to Major General upon his return from Russian captivity. He later became a full general and commanded the Canadian armed forces, and was made governor of Nova Scotia and later Gibraltar. Nice tones on print.Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.