British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Harris, George

By: Ron McGuigan

Harris, George (18 March 1746 - 19 May 1829)

Brother of Lieutenant Thomas Harris.

Cadet Royal Artillery 1759, Lieutenant-fireworker 1762,  Ensign 5th Foot 1762, Lieutenant 5th Foot 1767, Captain 5th Foot 1771, Major 5th Foot 1778, Lieutenant Colonel 5th Foot 1780, Lieutenant Colonel 76th Foot 1787,  Brevet Colonel 1790,  Major General 1794, Lieutenant General Madras Presidency 1796, Lieutenant General 1801, General 1812.

Early Service: North America 1774-1778 and twice wounded, West Indies 1778-1780.  Military Secretary and Aide-de-Camp Bombay Presidency India 1788-1790 and then in Madras Presidency India 1790-1792  and at capture of Seringapatam 3rd Mysore War 1792.

Service 1793-1815: on staff Bengal Presidency India 1794-1796,  Commander-in-Chief Madras Presidency India 1796-1798 and acting Governor 1798-1799 and captured Seringapatam 4th Mysore War 1799.

GCB 1820. Created  Baron Harris 1815.

Colonel of the 73rd Foot 1800-1829.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2010

 

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