British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

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.

*disbanded 1763

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 1792.

Colonel of the 33rd Regiment 1766-1805

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2010

 

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