British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Pulteney, James Murray

By: Ron McGuigan

Pulteney, James Murray (c.1755 -  26 April 1811)

Son of the 6th Baronet Murray of  Fife. Older half-brother of Lieutenant General Sir John Murray 8th Baronet.

Assumed name of Pulteney 1794.

Lieutenant 106th Foot* 1762, half-pay 1763-1770, Lieutenant 19th Foot 1770, Captain 57th Foot 1771,  Major 4th Foot 1778,  Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1780, Lieutenant Colonel 94th Foot+ 1780, half-pay,  Brevet Colonel 1790, Major General 1793, Lieutenant General 1799, General 1808.

*disbanded 1763. +disbanded 1783

Early Service: North America 1776-1778 and wounded, West Indies 1778-1780.

Service 1793-1815: Flanders 1793 and Adjutant-General 1793, Ireland 1798, Helder 1799 and wounded, Mediterranean 1800 and attack on Ferrol 1800, on Home Staff 1803-1807, Secretary at War 1807-1809.

ADC to the King 1789. MP 1790-1811. Knight 1803.  Succeeded as 7th Baronet 1771.

Colonel of the 18th Foot 1794-1811

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2011

 

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