British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

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

By: Ron McGuigan

Dalhousie, George Ramsay, 9th EARL of (22/23 October 1770 - 21 March 1838)

Eldest son of the 8th Earl of Dalhousie. Older brother of Lieutenant General James Ramsay, Lieutenant General John Ramsay and Captain David Ramsay.

Cornet 3rd Dragoon Guards 1787, Captain Independent Company 1791, Half-pay 1791, Captain 1st Foot 1791, Major 2nd Foot 1792, Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Foot 1794, Brevet Colonel 1800, Brigadier General on the Staff 1803-1808, Major General 1808, Lieutenant General Peninsula 1812, Lieutenant General 1813, General India 1829, General 1830.

Early service: Gibraltar 1791-1792, West Indies 1792-1795 and wounded, Ireland 1798, Helder 1799, Mediterranean 1800, Egypt 1801-1802, Gibraltar 1802, on Home Staff 1803-09, brigade on Walcheren 1809, on Home Staff 1810.

Peninsular War: Commanded 7th Division October 1812-October 1813 and February-April 1814. Suggested for commander of force on East Coast of Spain 1813. Supervised breakup of the army in France April-June 1814.

Other service: Declined service in France 1815. Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Dependencies 1816-1820. Governor General of British North America, 1820-1828. Commander-in-Chief India 1829-1832. Invalided home due to ill health.

KCB 1813. GCB 1815. Succeeded as 9th Earl of Dalhousie 1787. Colonel of 6 Garrison Battalion 1809-1813, 26th Foot 1813-1838.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2006; updated December 2011

 

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