British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Nightingall, Miles (25 December 1768 - 19
Sometimes spelt as Nightingale. Believed
to be a natural son of General 1st Marquess Cornwallis.
Ensign 52nd Foot 1787, Lieutenant 52nd Foot 1788,
Captain 125th Foot* 1794, Major 121st Foot+ 1795, Lieutenant Colonel
115th Foot+ 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 92nd Foot+ 1795, Lieutenant Colonel
38th Foot 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 51st Foot 1802, Lieutenant Colonel
69th Foot 1806, Brevet Colonel 1803, Brigadier General on the Staff
1808-1810, Major General 1810, Lieutenant General 1814. * disbanded
1796. + disbanded 1795.
Early service: India 1788-1794 and as Brigade Major
1790, Aide-de-Camp and Brigade Major Home Staff 1795-1796, Deputy Adjutant-General
West Indies 1796-1798 and Adjutant-General, Ireland 1798, West Indies
1799, Helder 1799, Deputy Quartermaster-General Quiberon 1800, Assistant
Quartermaster-General Home Staff 1801, Quartermaster-General India
brigade Mediterranean 1808.
Portugal & Spain: Commanded 3rd Brigade Portugal
and at Vimeiro 1808. Commanded brigade Portugal 1808. Appointed to
Moore's army in Spain but left on leave of absence 1808.
Peninsular War: Commanded brigade 1st Division
January - June 1811. Commanded temporarily 1st Division May 1811 and
wounded at Fuentes de Onoro May 1811. Left on appointment to staff
in India 1811.
Other service: On Home Staff 1809-1810. On staff
India 1812-1819 and as Commander-in-Chief Java 1813-1815 and Commander-in-Chief
Bombay Presidency 1815-1819.
KCB 1815. MP 1820-1829. Colonel of
6th West India Regiment 1815-1817, 49th Foot 1820-1829
Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2006; updated July 2012
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