British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Stewart, Charles William
By: Ron McGuigan
Stewart, Charles William (18 May 1778 - 6
2nd son of 1st Marquess of Londonderry. Younger half-brother
to Robert Stewart, Lord Castlereagh [later 2nd Marquess of Londonderry]
and older brother of Captain Thomas Stewart. He was a Great Grandfather
of Prime Minister Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill.
Ensign 121st Foot* 1794, Lieutenant 121st Foot* 1794,
Captain 108th Foot+ 1794, Major 106th Foot+ 1795, Major 5th Dragoons^
1796, Lieutenant Colonel 5th Dragoons^ 1797, Lieutenant Colonel 18th
Light Dragoons 1799, Brevet Colonel 1803, Brigadier General on the Staff
1804-1809, Major General 1810, Lieutenant General Continent 1813, Lieutenant
General 1814, General 1837. * disbanded 1796. + disbanded 1795. ^ disbanded
Early service: Flanders 1794-1795, with
Head Quarters Austrian Army 1795-1796 and severally wounded, Ireland
1798, Helder 1799 and wounded. Under-Secretary of State for War and
Portugal & Spain: Commanded a cavalry brigade
Portugal and Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.
Peninsular War: Adjutant-General April 1809 - April
1812 [also absent two months winter 1809-1810 and six months 1810 -1811].
Resigned appointment in peninsula May 1813. Declined an appointment
as Inspector General of Portuguese Cavalry in 1809 and again in 1810.
Other service: Appointed Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia and Military Commissioner to Allied
Armies 1813-1814, wounded Kulm 1813 and present at Leipzig 1813. Ambassador
to Austria 1814-1822.
Changed name to Vane 1819. Created Baron Stewart
1814. Succeeded as 3rd Marquess of Londonderry 1822.
Aide-de-Camp to the King 1803. Irish MP 1800. MP
1801-1814. Lord Lieutenant of Durham 1842-1854. KB 1813. GCB 1815.
GCH 1816. KG 1853. Colonel of 25th Light Dragoons 1813-1818, 10th Light
Dragoons 1820-1843, 2nd Life Guards 1843-1854.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2006
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