British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
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,
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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