British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Adam, Frederick

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Adam, Frederick (17 June 1784  - 17 August 1853 )

Younger brother of Admiral Sir Charles Adam. 

Ensign 26th Foot 1795 , Lieutenant 26th Foot 1796, Captain-Lieutenant 9th Foot 1799, Lieutenant & Captain Coldstream Guards 1799, Major 5th Reserve Battalion* 1803, Lieutenant Colonel 5th Reserve Battalion* 1804, Lieutenant Colonel 21st Foot 1805, Brevet Colonel 1812,  Major General 1814, Lieutenant General Mediterranean 1824, Lieutenant General 1830, General 1846.

*renamed 5th Garrison Battalion 1804.

Early Service: Attended Royal Military Academy Woolwich.  Helder 1799, Egypt 1801,  Sicily 1806-11, Sicily 1811-1813 and Deputy Adjutant General 1812.

Peninsular War: East Coast of Spain 1812 and commanded brigade 1813. Wounded Castalla April 1813 and Ordal September 1813.

Other Service: In Flanders and France commanded 3rd Brigade 1815,  at  Waterloo and wounded. On staff Mediterranean 1817-1823. High Commissioner in Ionian Islands 1824-1832. Governor of Madras Presidency 1832-1837.

Aide-de-Camp to Prince Regent 1811

KCB 1815. GCB 1840. GCMG 1821.

Colonel of 73rd Foot 1829-1835, 57th Foot 1835-1843,  21st Foot 1843-1853.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2008; updated November 2014

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