British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Gibbs, Samuel

By: Ron McGuigan

Gibbs, Samuel (17** - 8 January 1815)

Brother of Lieutenant General Sir Edward Gibbs and half brother of Admiral Sir George Martin.

Ensign East Suffolk Militia, Ensign 102nd Foot* 1783, Half-pay, Ensign 60th Foot 1788, Lieutenant 11th Foot 1792, Captain-Lieutenant 11th Foot 1795, Captain 11th Foot 1795, Major 11th Foot 1799, Lieutenant Colonel 10th West India Regiment+ 1801, Half-pay 1802, Lieutenant Colonel 12th Reserve Battalion^ 1803,  Lieutenant Colonel 59th Foot 1804, Brevet Colonel 1810,  Major General 1813.

*disbanded 1785. +disbanded 1802. ^renamed 12th Garrison Battalion and disbanded 1805.

Service 1793-1815: Gibraltar 1792-1793, Ostend 1798 and prisoner of war, West Indies 1799-1802, Cape of Good Hope 1805, India 1806-1812 and at Mauritius 1810, in Travancore War 1808-1809 and at capture of Java 1811. Stralsund 1813, Netherlands 1813-1814, North America in War of 1812 commanded brigade at New Orleans 1814-1815  and killed in action 1815.

KCB 1815.

Lieutenant Colonel Commandant and Colonel of Royal African Corps (later Royal York Rangers) 1800-1819

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2010

 

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