I have two questions about the following Prussian officer: Oberst Alexander Wilhelm von der Goltz was commanding a Brigade of the prussian occupying forces in France after the campaign of 1815. In October 1817 he was awarded the Commander's Cross of the Legion of Honor. The prussian king approved a permission to wear the French award.
Can anyone tell me the reason for this award?
On 1.12.1817 he became Commander of the prussian 16th Brigade in Koblenz and was promoted to Generalmajor on 19.09.1818.
Obviously he had some personal problems with his Division-Commander General von Ryssel II. On 20 January 1820 Generalmajor von der Goltz died in a duel with General von Ryssel II in Koblenz.
Does anyone know more about the circumstances of this duel?