British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

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

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Erskine, James (30 September 1772 - 3 March 1825)

2nd son of General Sir William Erskine, 1st Baronet. Younger brother of Lieutenant General Sir William Erskine, 2nd Baronet.

Ensign 26th Foot 1788, Lieutenant 7th Foot 1793, Captain Independent Company 1793, Captain 37th Foot 1793, Brevet Major 1794,  Lieutenant Colonel 133rd Foot* 1795, Half-pay 1796,  Lieutenant-Colonel 15th Light Dragoons 1796, Lieutenant-Colonel 2nd Dragoon Guards 1803,  Brevet Colonel 1800, Brigadier General on the Staff 1804-1808, Major General 1808, Lieutenant General 1813.

* disbanded 1796.

Early Service: British North America 1789-1793, Flanders 1793-1795, Helder 1799, Home Staff 1803-1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded cavalry brigade May-July 1809. Invalided home due to ill health 1809.

Other Service: On Home Staff 1811-1813.

Aide De Camp to the King 1800. Succeeded as 3rd Baronet 1813.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2008

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