British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Pakenham, Edward Michael
By: Ron McGuigan
Pakenham, Edward Michael (19 April 1778 - 8 January
2nd son of 2nd Baron Longford. Older brother of Lieutenant General
Sir Hercules Pakenham and Captain William Pakenham RN. He was Field
Marshal 1st Duke of Wellington's brother-in-law.
Ensign 92nd Foot* 1794, Lieutenant 92nd Foot* 1794, Captain 92nd Foot*
1794, Major 33rd Light Dragoons+ 1794, Major 23rd Light Dragoons^ 1798,Lieutenant
Colonel 64th Foot 1799, Lieutenant Colonel 7th Foot 1804, Brevet Colonel
1809, Brigadier General on the Staff 1811, Major General Peninsula
1811, Major General 1812.
* disbanded 1795. + disbanded 1796. ^disbanded 1802.
Early service: Ireland 1798, West Indies 1801-1803 and wounded, Copenhagen
1807, West Indies 1809, British North America 1809.
Peninsular War: Temporarily commanded brigade September 1809, Assistant
Adjutant General October 1809 - March 1810, Deputy Adjutant General
March 1810- December 1811. Resigned appointment as Deputy Adjutant-General
1812. Temporarily commanded brigade 4th Division February 1810-January
1811, July-November 1811. Temporarily commanded 3rd Division June 1812-January
1813, 6th Division January -June 1813 and July-August 1813. Adjutant
General July 1813 - April 1814.
Other service: Commanded force in War of 1812 North America 1814-1815.
Killed in action at Battle of New Orleans 1815.
KCB 1813. GCB 1815. Colonel of 6th West India Regiment 1813-1815
on the Napoleon Series: August 2008; updated August 2012
Index | Biographies Index |
More on British Generals of the
Napoleonic Wars ]