British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

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

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Campbell, James  (25 May 1765 - 5 June 1819)

3rd Campbell of Inverneil. Brother of Captain John Campbell RN, 4th of Inverneil.

Ensign 1st Foot 1779, Lieutenant 94th Foot* 1781, Lieutenant 60th Foot 1782, Captain 71st Foot* 1783, Half-pay 1783-1787, Captain 73rd Foot 1788, Captain 19th Light Dragoons 1788,  Captain 90th Foot 1795, Brevet Major 1794, Lieutenant-Colonel Cheshire Fencibles+ 1795 (antedated to 1794), Half-pay 1801-1804, Lieutenant-Colonel 61st Foot 1804, Brevet Colonel 1801, Brigadier General on the Staff 1808, Major General 1808, Lieutenant General 1813.

*disbanded 1783.+ disbanded 1801.

Early Service: North America 1781-1783, Aide De Camp India 1787-1794, Assistant Adjutant-General Home Staff 1800, Assistant Adjutant-General and Adjutant-General Sicily 1805-1813.

Peninsular War: Temporarily commanded the force on the East Coast of Spain 1812.

Other Service: Civil Commissioner and commanded in Ionian Islands 1813-1815. Malta 1816.

GCH 1817. Created a Baronet 1818.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: October 2008

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