British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Barnes, Edward 

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Barnes, Edward  (1776- 19 March 1838)

Ensign 47th Foot 1792, Lieutenant Independent Company 1793, Lieutenant 86th Foot 1793, Captain 99th Foot*  1794, Major 99th Foot* 1795,  Half-pay 1797-1800, Major 79th Foot 1800, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1800,   Lieutenant Colonel 46th Foot 1807, Brevet Colonel 1810, Brigadier General on the Staff 1812, Major General 1813, Lieutenant General 1825, General India 1831.

* disbanded 1797.

Early Service: West Indies 1808-1812 and a brigade at capture of Martinique 1809..

Peninsular War: Commanded brigade 5th Division October-December 1812. Commanded brigade 7th Division December 1812-November 1813. Commanded brigade 2nd Division November 1813-April 1814. Wounded at the Nive December 1813 and Aire March 1814.

Other Service: Adjutant-General Netherlands 1814-1815,  Adjutant-General Flanders and France and wounded at Waterloo 1815. Adjutant-General British Contingent Army of Occupation 1815-1818. On staff Ceylon 1819-1824 and as Lieutenant Governor 1820-1822.  Lieutenant Governor Ceylon 1823-1831. Commander-in-Chief India 1831-1832.

MP 1834-1835, 1837-1838.  KCB 1815. GCB 1831.

Colonel of  the 4th Garrison Battalion 1815-1816, 99th Foot 1816-1818, 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade 1820-1822, 78th Foot 1822-1834, 31st Foot 1834-1838.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2008

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