British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Stewart,  Richard

By: Ron McGuigan

Stewart, Richard (17** - October 1810)

Also shown in the early army lists and London Gazette as Richard Stuart.

Ensign 51st Foot 1775, Lieutenant 51st Foot 1778, Captain-Lieutenant 51st Foot 1793, Captain 51st Foot 1795,  Brevet  Major 1794, Major 72nd Foot 1798, Major 32nd Foot 1800,  Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1796,  Lieutenant Colonel 43rd Foot 1800, Brevet Colonel 1803, Brigadier General on the Staff 1807-1810,  Major General 1810.

Early service: Deputy Adjutant-General Portugal 1796-1798 and  Adjutant-General Portugal 1798. Adjutant-General Minorca 1798. Second-in-command reserve brigade Copenhagen 1807. Adjutant-General Sweden 1808.

Portugal & Spain: Commanded a brigade in Portugal 1808-1809.

Peninsular War: commanded a brigade April - June 1809 and brigade 2nd Division June 1809 - August  1810.

Died from effects of a fall off a balcony while on sick  leave in Lisbon 1810.

Aide-de-Camp to the King 1803.

 

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

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