British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Linsingen, Charles Baron (Linsingen, Karl Christian von)
By: Ron McGuigan
Linsingen, Charles Baron (Linsingen, Karl Christian von) (6
January 1742 - 5 September 1830)
Styled Charles Baron Linsingen only while in British Service.
Entered Hanoverian Army: Cornet 1756, Lieutenant 1758, Captain
1777, Major 1791, Lieutenant Colonel 1795, Colonel 9th
Light Dragoon Regiment 1801. Joined British Service in 1st Light Dragoons*
King's German Legion 1804, temporary rank of Major General 1804, Lieutenant
permanent rank in British Army 1812. General Hanoverian Service 1815.
*renamed 1st Hussars.
Early Service: Continent Seven Years War 1756-1763.
Service 1793-1815: Flanders 1794 and prisoner of war. Hanover 1803.
On staff Ireland and Home Staff 1806-1813 and Hanover 1805, Copenhagen
1807, Walcheren 1809.
Other Service: Inspector of Hanoverian Cavalry 1816-1830.
KCB (Honourary) 1815. GCH. Created Graf von Linsingen 1816.
Colonel-Commandant of Light Dragoons KGL 1804, Colonel
of 1st Light Dragoons 1804-1816, Colonel of
the 1st Guard Hussar Regiment Hanoverian Army 1816.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2011
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