British Army 19th Century 1860’s issue Field Marshal’s Baton Case by Garrard & Co of London, lid officially inscribed in gilt lettering: ‘Field Marshal Sir John Fox Burgoyne Bart. G.C.B.’ As belonging to Field-Marshal Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Baronet, G.C.B., Royal Engineers, the distinguished Peninsular War, War of 1812, and Crimean War soldier. Extremely Rare.
Condition: case with leatherwork scuffed in places, gilt letting now faded in places, one end of the case has the wooden semi circular band broken off, though the band itself is still present and would lend to careful repair. The inside with some scuffing and general wear to the lining. Overall Fair Condition.
Field Marshal Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Baronet GCB (24 July 1782 – 7 October 1871) was a British Army officer. After taking part in the Siege of Malta during the French Revolutionary Wars, he saw action under Sir John Moore and then under the Duke of Wellington in numerous battles of the Peninsular War, including the Siege of Badajoz and the Battle of Vitoria. He served under Sir Edward Pakenham as chief engineer during the War of 1812. He went on to act as official advisor to Lord Raglan during the Crimean War advocating the Bay of Kalamita as the point of disembarkation for allied forces and recommending a Siege of Sevastopol from the south side rather than a coup de main, so consigning the allied forces to a winter in the field in 1854.
Created a baronet on 18th April 1856, he had been appointed one of the Colonels Commandant of the Royal Engineers in 1854, and having been Constable of the Tower of London, was promoted to Field Marshal on his retirement on 1st January 1868. His son, Captain Hugh Talbot Burgoyne, Royal Navy, won the Victoria Cross during the Crimean War