Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, KG, PC (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805), styled Viscount Brome between 1753 and 1762 and known as The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a British Army general and official.In the United States and the United Kingdom he is best remembered as one of the leading British generals in the American War of Independence.
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), was a British soldier and statesman. Although remembered best because of his defeat at Yorktown in the American Revolution, Cornwallis was more often successful in his military activities in India and Ireland.
Cornwallis rushed home that fall to care for his very sick wife who died in February 1779. Though devastated by Jemima’s death, Cornwallis returned to America and took command of British forces in the south. Cornwallis and General Clinton captured Charleston during a second siege in May 1780.
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl Cornwallis: Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl Cornwallis, British soldier and statesman, probably best known for his defeat at Yorktown, Virginia, in the last important campaign (September 28–October 19, 1781) of the American Revolution. Cornwallis was possibly the most capable British general in
Revolutionary War Facts about General Cornwallis. When the American Revolution began in 1775 Cornwallis re-entered the military and was immediately promoted to major general. Early in the American Revolutionary War General Cornwallis was a very successful military commander.
Lieutenant General Edward Cornwallis (5 March [O.S. 22 February] 1713 – 14 January 1776) was a British military officer who was a member of the aristocratic Cornwallis family. Cornwallis fought in Scotland, putting down the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and then was given the task of establishing Halifax, Nova Scotia as the Governor of Nova Scotia (1749–1752).
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis KG (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805), styled Viscount Brome between 1753 and 1762 and known as The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a British Army officer and colonial administrator. In the United States and the United Kingdom he is best...
Charles Cornwallis led several successful early campaigns during the American Revolution, securing British victories at New York, Brandywine and Camden. In 1781, as second in command to Gen. Henry ...
Lord Charles Cornwallis (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805) was a British general and colonial governor.He is best known for leading the British forces in the American Revolution.. His parents were Elizabeth, and Charles Cornwallis, 1st Earl Cornwallis. Cornwallis moved to the 13 colonies in North America in 1776 to try to control the rebelling colonies.
Charles Cornwallis was born at Grosvenor Square, London on December 31, 1738, the eldest son of Charles, 1st Earl Cornwallis and his wife Elizabeth Townshend. Well-connected, Cornwallis' mother was a niece of Sir Robert Walpole while his uncle, Frederick Cornwallis, served as Archbishop of Canterbury (1768–1783).