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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 22, 1860., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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Sir Charles Napier was a cousin of Sir Charles Napier, "the lion of the Punjaub" the conqueror of Scinde, so celebrated for his dashing exploits in Indian, and his going to war "with two towels and a piece of soap." He was also a cousin of Sir William Napier, whose "History of the Peninsular War" is one of the standard works of our times. Belonging to the lineage of Baron Napier (or Neter of Merchistoun,) the inventor of logarithms, the deceased Admiral in no way derogated from its dignity furBaron Napier (or Neter of Merchistoun,) the inventor of logarithms, the deceased Admiral in no way derogated from its dignity further than by his eccentricities, which were of a remarkable order. He commenced his midshipman's career in the troublous times of the great war of England with the first Napoleon, and served in several frigate actions. This was the beginning of a brilliant naval career, which brought him steadily up to the rank of Commander, in which he figured at the siege of Acre, in 1840. His dashing character had previously made him a great favorite, and his favorite costume, a frieze jacket and a tarpaul