British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Ross, Robert

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Ross, Robert  (1766  - 12 September 1814)

Son of Major David Ross.

Ensign 25th Foot 1789, Lieutenant 7th Foot 1791, Captain 7th Foot 1795, Major 90th Foot 1795, Half-pay 1795-1799, Major 20th Foot 1799,  Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1801, Lieutenant-Colonel 20th Foot 1808, Brevet Colonel 1810, Major General 1813.

Early Service: Brigade Major Home Staff 1798, Helder 1799 and wounded, Minorca 1800, Egypt 1801, Malta 1801-1805, Sicily 1806-1807 and at Maida 1806.

Portugal & Spain : Portugal & Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.

Peninsular War: Served with his regiment from 1812.  Commanded brigade 4th Division July 1813-February 1814. Wounded Orthez February 1814.

Other Service: On Walcheren 1809. Commanded a force War of 1812 on Atlantic Coast of United States of America 1814. Captured Washington, capital of the United States of America 1814. Killed in action at Battle of North Point 1814.

Aide De Camp to the King 1810.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: January 2008

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