British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Dickson, Alexander (3 June 1777 - 22 April 1840)
Son of Admiral William Dickson and younger brother of Rear-Admiral
Sir Archibald Dickson, 2nd Baronet.
Gentleman Cadet Royal Military Academy Woolwich 1793, 2nd Lieutenant
Royal Artillery 1794, Lieutenant Royal Artillery 1795, Captain-Lieutenant
1801, 2nd Captain Royal Artillery 1804, Captain Royal Artillery 1805,
Brevet Major 1812, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1812, Captain G Troop Royal
Horse Artillery 1814, Major Royal Artillery 1823, Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Artillery 1825, Brevet Colonel 1825, Colonel Royal Artillery
1836, Major General 1837.
Served in Portuguese Service 1809-1814. Promoted Major 1809, Lieutenant
Colonel 1812, Brevet Colonel 1813.
Early service: Minorca 1798, Malta 1800, South America 1807.
Peninsular War: Brigade Major Royal Artillery 1809. Commanded batteries
Portuguese Artillery 1809-1813. Commanded all artillery in peninsula
Other service: Commanded Royal Artillery in War of 1812 at Battle of
New Orleans and capture of Fort Bowyer 1815. Commanded Siege Artillery
on Continent 1815 and at Waterloo, attached to Prussian Army Siege Corps
1815. Inspector of Artillery 1822, Deputy Adjutant General Royal Artillery
1827-1840, Master Gunner 1833, a Director General of Artillery 1838.
Aide-de-Camp to the King 1825. KCB 1815. GCB 1838. KCH 1817.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2006
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