British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Ferguson, Ronald Craufurd
By: Ron McGuigan
Ferguson, Ronald Craufurd (8 February 1773 - 10 April 1841)
Ensign 53rd Foot 1790,
Lieutenant Independent Company 1791, Half-pay 1791, Lieutenant 53rd
Foot 1791, Captain Independent Company 1793, Captain 53rd Foot
1793, Captain 86th Foot 1793, Captain 53rd Foot 1793, Major 84th
Foot 1794, Lieutenant Colonel 84th Foot 1794, Half-pay
1798-1799, Lieutenant Colonel Minorca Regiment* 1799,
Lieutenant Colonel 31st Foot, 1799, Brevet Colonel 1800,
Brigadier General on the Staff 1804-1808, Major General 1808, Lieutenant
General 1813, General 1830.
* renamed as Queen's German Regiment
and as 97th Foot.
Early service: Flanders 1793-1794 and
wounded, Cape of Good Hope 1795, India 1795, Belle Isle 1800, Mediterranean
1800, on Home Staff 1803-1805, brigade at Cape of Good Hope 1805-1806.
Portugal & Spain: Commanded 2nd
Brigade Portugal and at Vimeiro 1808. Commanded brigade Portugal
1808. Returned home due to ill health 1808. Appointed to Moore's
army in Spain 1808 but detained by Cintra Inquiry. Arrived Corunna
1809 too late to join and returned home with the army.
Peninsular War: Second-in-command at
Cadiz 1810. Invalided home due to ill health 1810.
Other service: Second-in-command
of British Force in The Netherlands 1814.
MP 1806-1841. KCB 1815. GCB 1831. Colonel
of Sicilian Regiment 1809-1816, 79th Regiment 1828-1841.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2006; updated February 2012
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