British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
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.
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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