British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis 1st Marquess
By: Ron McGuigan
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis 1st Marquess (31 December 1738
- 5 October 1805)
Son of 1st Earl Cornwallis. Older brother of Admiral Sir William Cornwallis.
Styled as Lord Brome 1753-1762.
Ensign 1st Foot Guards 1756, Captain 85th Foot* 1759, Lieutenant Colonel
12th Foot 1761, Brevet Colonel 1765, Major General 1775, Lieutenant
General North America 1776, Lieutenant General 1777, General 1793.
Early Service: Aide-de-Camp continent Seven Years War 1758-1759 and
1761-1762, North America 1776-1782 serving in most battles in the Northern
and Southern Theatres and surrendered at Yorktown 1781. Constable
of the Tower 1770-1774. Envoy Persia 1785. Governor-General &
Commander-in-Chief India 1786-1793 and captured Seringapatam in 3rd
Mysore War 1792.
Service 1793-1815: On Home Staff 1794-1795. Master General of
the Ordnance 1795-1801, Lord Lieutenant and Commander-in-Chief Ireland
1798-1801. Governor-General & Commander-in-Chief in 1805. Died
in India 1805.
ADC to the King 1765. MP 1760-1762. KG 1786. KP 1798. Succeeded as
6th Baronet and 2nd Earl Cornwallis 1762. Created 1st Marquess Cornwallis
Colonel of the 33rd Regiment 1766-1805
Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2010
Index | Biographies Index |
More on British Generals of the
Napoleonic Wars ]