British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Campbell,
Alexander

By: Ron McGuigan

Campbell, Alexander (20 August 1760 - 11 December 1824)

Ensign 1st Foot 1776, Lieutenant 1st Foot 1778, Captain 97th Foot* 1780, Half-pay 1783-1787, Captain 74th Foot 1788, Major 74th Foot 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 74th Foot 1795, Brevet Colonel 1803, Brigadier General on the Staff 1808-1809, Major General 1810. Lieutenant General Isles of France and Bourbon 1812, Lieutenant General 1814.

* disbanded 1785.

Early service: Served in the fleet 1780-1781, Gibraltar 1782-1783, India 1793-1807 and at siege of Seringapatam 1799. Governor of Seringapatam 1805-1807.

Portugal & Spain: Commanded a brigade Portugal 1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded a brigade April - June 1809, temporarily commanded the 4th Division June - July 1809, a brigade 4th Division February - October 1810  and commanded the 6th Division October 1810 - November 1811. Wounded at Talavera July 1809.

Other service: Commander-in-Chief Isles of France 1812-1816. Commander-in-Chief Madras Presidency 1821-1824. Died in India. Knighted 1812. KCB 1817. Created a  Baronet 1815. Colonel of the York Light Infantry Volunteers 1809-1815,  80th Foot 1815-1824.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2006

 

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