; born in Moig, Ireland
, in 1787; entered the British
army at the age of twenty years; served in the East Indies
, and early in 1814 came to the United States
with the rank of brevet-colonel.
He was engaged in the battle of Bladensburg
(q. v.)in August, and led the troops that entered Washington, D. C.
, and destroyed the public buildings there.
He was with General Ross
in the expedition against Baltimore
in September, and was near that general when he fell.
was also with Pakenham
in the attempt to capture New Orleans.
He was wounded in the battle that occurred below that city.
Returning to Europe
, he served under Wellington
Afterwards he was elected to Parliament, and was subsequently promoted to lieutenant-general.
In the latter capacity he served in the war in the Crimea in 1854.
He died in London
, Jan. 2, 1870.