British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Campbell, Archibald

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Campbell, Archibald (12 March 1769 -  6 October 1843)

Son of Captain Archibald Campbell.

Ensign 77th Foot 1787, Lieutenant 77th Foot 1791, Captain 67th Foot 1799,  Captain 88th Foot 1799, Major 6th Reserve Battalion* 1804, Half-pay 1805, Major 71st Foot 1805, Lieutenant-Colonel EOPS 1809, Lieutenant Colonel 38th Foot 1821,  Brevet Colonel 1814, Brigadier General on the Staff 1824-1825,  Major General 1825, Lieutenant General 1838.

* renamed 6th Garrison Battalion and disbanded 1805.

Served in Portuguese Service 1809-1820. Promoted Colonel 4th Infantry Regiment 1809, Brigadier 1811, Major General 1815. 

Early Service: India 1788-1801 as Brigade Major 1799 and at Seringapatam. On recruiting service Home Staff 1801-1803, Brigade Major Home Staff 1803-1804.

Portugal & Spain: Portugal and at Vimeiro 1808. Portugal & Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigades of the Portuguese Army 1809-1814.

Other Service: Portuguese Army 1814-1820. Cape of Good Hope 1821, India 1821-1831.  Commander-in-Chief in 1st Burma War 1824-1826. Governor and Civil Commissioner Burma & Siam 1826-1829. On Staff Madras Presidency 1830. Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick 1831-1837. On Home Staff 1838. Appointed Commander-in-Chief Bombay Presidency, but resigned due to ill health 1838.

Aide De Camp to the Prince Regent 1814.

Knighted 1814. KCB 1815. GCB 1826. Created a Baronet 1831.

Colonel of  the 95th Foot 1829-1834, 77th Foot 1834-1840, 62nd Foot 1840-1843.

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2008

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