This is an extract from the letter officially appointing Lord Raglan as Commander-in-Chief. Raglan had been wounded in the Peninsula War and lost his right arm at the Battle of Waterloo. He had been Wellington's secretary and was married to Wellington's niece. Their eldest son had been killed in the first Sikh War of 1845.
Catalogue reference: WO 1/368 f.33 (30 April 1854)