According to Wikipedia, after the Battle of Lübeck (1806)

[...] the city became the target of large-scale looting and rampage by the French soldiers. [Marshal] Bernadotte, struggling desperately to prevent his men from sacking, was given six horses from the Council of Lübeck as their appreciation.

Is anyone aware of other examples of rewards given to enemy commanders as a token of gratitude for preventing their own soldiers from looting a town?

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