British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Pakenham,  Edward Michael

By: Ron McGuigan

Pakenham, Edward Michael (19 April 1778 - 8 January 1815)

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

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2008; updated August 2012

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