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[LA CAPITULATION DE SEDAN] LOUIS-NAPOLEON III BONAPARTE (1808-1876) Signed letter, dictated to his secretary Franceschini-Pietri, to General Wimpffen

Wilhemshoehe, October, 1870. In French. 1 page in-8, signed envelope with his number. Autograph apostille signed by General de Wimpffen. Historical document of exceptional importance on the capitulation of the French army in (the battle of) Sedan (The capitulation of Sedan). Napoleon III is a prisoner of the Prussians in Germany, and he gives the reason why he ordered the white flag!! General Wimpffen was the commander in chief and successor to General Bazaine after the capitulation of the French army.