General Pepe (1783 - 1855) entered military school in 1799 and was involved in the Neapolitan Insurrection at Ponte della Maddelena, and as a soldier in the Italian Legion in the Marengo Campaign. After some years in exile and captivity for his nationalist beliefs, he was promoted to Major under Massena, and as Colonel of the 8th Neapolitan Light Infantry (1811) under Suchet in Catalonia. He returned to Naples as General to command a Brigade in 1814 and again in the tragic 1815 Campaign under Murat.
Memoirs of General Pepe
1999 Worley Publications UK - facsimile of 1846 edition