British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Bernewitz, John De
Bernewitz, John De (Johann Heinrich Karl von Bernewitz) (27
December 1760 - 13 December 1821)
Styled John De Bernewitz only while in British Service.
Entered Brunswick Army: Ensign in Specht’s Regiment
1775, Lieutenant in Riedesel’s Regiment 1783, Captain in Prinz
Friedrich’s Regiment 1793, Staff Captain 1795, Major
in von Griesheim’s Regiment 1805, Colonel 1809. Entered
British Service with temporary rank: Lieutenant Colonel Brunswick-Oel's
Corps 1811, Brevet Colonel 1811 [antedated to 1809], Major
General Peninsula 1811, Major General 1812. Major General in Brunswick
Service 1813, Lieutenant General in Brunswick Service.
Early Service: North America 1776-1783 and prisoner of war 1777-1780.
Prisoner of war 1806 and retired on pension when Brunswick Army disbanded
1807. Refused to serve in Westphalian Army. Commanded Brunswick forces
during rebellion of Duke Frederick of Brunswick in Austria,
Saxony and Westphalia 1809.
Peninsular War: Commanded brigade 7th Division December 1811-September
1812 and November 1812-April 1813. Temporarily commanded 7th Division
Other Service: On staff on the continent forming newly raised Brunswick
Army 1814-1815. Died as the Commandant of Brunswick.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2009
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