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Pike Musket. - Catalogue reference: MFQ1/107

Sources for army officers' commissions

Published date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 08:00:00 GMT

Mark Dunton looks at the system for purchasing and selling commissions as it worked from 1800 - 1871. He covers first appointments, promotions, exchanges, retirement, the payment process and the activities of the 'army agents'. He uses document examples to illustrate the talk.

Author: Mark Dunton Duration: 31:30

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