The Peninsula War medal awarded to Captain Edward Wolfe, 28th Foot, a descendant of General Wolfe of Quebec, who was severely wounded at Vittoria and again severely wounded at the battle of the Nive
Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive (E. Wolfe Capt. 28th Foot) engraved correction to last letter of surname, otherwise nearly extremely fine
Edward Wolfe was commissioned as Lieutenant in the 28th Foot on 9 January 1806, and became Captain on 9 September 1813. He served with the 2/28th in the Peninsula from July 1809 to June 1810, and with the 1/28th from September to November 1810, and from December 1811 to April 1814. He was present at Tarifa, Almaraz, Vittoria, Nivelle and Nive, was severely wounded at Vittoria, 21 June 1813, and again severely wounded at the battle of the Nive (or St Pierre), 13 December 1813.
On 23 May 1845 Captain Wolfe was appointed to the full pay of the 77th Foot, from half-pay 28th Foot, and retired by the sale of his commission the same day. The same gazette announced his brevet of Major in the Army, dated 10 January 1837.
Together with an old printed statement of financial accounts, The Report of the Committee of the Forenaghts Cavalry, appointed to examine the accounts of the Corps, Dublin 1803, with mentions of Colonel John Wolfe, Captain Theobold Wolfe, and Captain John Wolfe, jun. As a result of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, members of the Forenaghts Cavalry were left with debts of some £33 10s each.