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A UNIQUE ROYAL MARINES 1812 WAR NGS 1793 PAIR TO AN OFFICER WHO AFTER SERVING IN THE COSTLY BOAT ACTION ON LAKE BORGNE, TOOK PART IN AND WAS WOUNDED IN THE HEAD DURING THE BAYONET CHARGE OF AMERICAN GUNS AT THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS IN JAN 1815. LATER AWARDED THE SPANISH ORDER OF SAN FERNANDO FOR HIS SERVICE IN THE CARLIST WAR

NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE 1793, CLASP ‘14 DEC BOAT SERVICE 1814’ CHARLES MORGAN LIEUT R.M’

Lieut Morgan took part in the ‘boat action’ before New Orleans which proved a successful but very bloody affair for the British, here he was in the pinnacle with Captain Henry Montresor. He was one of the few RM Officers who took part in the battle of New Orleans on the 8th Jan where Lt Morgan was Wounded in the head during the charge on the enemy guns. Appointed to HMS Tay 13th April on 1816, on 11 Nov 1816 Tay was shipwrecked,off Campeachy, Gulf of Mexico, with 2 million dollars on board. It was reported that a Spanish Royalist corvette attacked the shipwrecked men on Crane's Island and made them prisoner. Spain and Britain were not at War at the time so presumably this could have caused a major International incident. Commanded a Company of RM Battalion during the Carlist War in Spain. They took part in many actions but were conspicuous in their steadfastness at the Battle of Hernani. He was Awarded the First Class Spanish Military Order of San Fernando for his Service in Spain.

Condition NEF, Spanish order minor chipping to enamel so NVF, with large file of research. Ex Sotheby 1977 & 1990.

Code J1841        Price £13,485