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  Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738 – October 5, 1805) was a British general and colonial governor.
He was the eldest son of Charles Cornwallis, 5th Baron Cornwallis (later 1st Earl Cornwallis) and was born in London even though his family's estates were in Kent.
Cornwallis, a close political ally of the younger Pitt then moved to India, where the colonial administration was judged by the Prime Minister to be urgently in need of reform following Warren Hastings' tenure.
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 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738-October 5, 1805) was a British general and colonial governor.
He was the eldest son of (later 1st Earl Cornwallis) and was born in London even though his family's estates were in Kent.
Charles decided on a military career, so in 1756 he purchased a commission in the 1st Grenadier Guards, then enrolled in the academy at Turin, which was one of the few places to learn military theory.
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 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis Information - TextSheet.com
Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Earl and 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738-October 5, 1805) was a British general and colonial governor.
He was the eldest son of Charles, the 1st Earl Cornwallis and was born in London, England, even though his family's estates were in Kent.
Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans at the Battle of Yorktown, on October 19, 1781, thus ending the war.
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 MSN Encarta - Charles Cornwallis
Cornwallis, Charles, 1st Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805), British general and statesman, whose defeat at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, was decisive in ending the American Revolution.
Cornwallis was born in London on December 31, 1738, and educated at Eton College and the University of Cambridge.
Cornwallis was responsible for the British victory at Brandywine Creek, Pennsylvania, in September 1777, and later in the same month he occupied Philadelphia.
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 AllRefer.com - Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Two years later Cornwallis began the fateful Carolina campaign, which led directly to the Yorktown campaign and the major British defeat that in 1781 ended the fighting.
In 1798, Cornwallis was sent to Ireland as viceroy and commander in chief, and he was stern in repressing the rebellion there in the same year.
Cornwallis was then commissioned British minister plenipotentiary and helped to draw up the Treaty of Amiens (1802), which temporarily halted the war with Napoleonic France.
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Charles Cornwallis was the eldest son of the first Eral Cornwallis, and succeeded his father to become the second Earl Cornwallis in 1762.
Cornwallis was educated and commissioined in the army at Eton.
Charles Cornwallis, Second Earl Cornwallis, was a British citizen and army general, however, he was sympathetic to the colonists.
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 CHARLESCORNWALIS
Cornwallis, Charles [1st Marquis and 2nd Earl Cornwallis] (1738-1805) British General: Cornwallis fought with distinction in the Seven Year' War.
Cornwallis was never able to adapt to fighting against the guerilla techniques which the Continental Army troops learned from Native Americans.
Cornwallis was the only senior British general who was not blamed for the loss of the American colonies.
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 CHARLES, EARL CORNWALLIS by Janie B. Cheaney
Cornwallis returned to England on leave, only to find his wife Jemima gravely ill. This distracted him from military affairs for several weeks, but when she died early in 1779 he found that life held little else for him.
Cornwallis did not take such partisan bands seriously at first, but he was rather alarmed to hear that two regiments of the Continental army were on their way south to form the core of new "Southern Department." As summer progressed, this army had swollen to over 3000 regulars and volunteers.
Cornwallis was so mortified that he claimed to be ill and sent his second-in-command, Brigadier General Charles O'Hara, to hand over his sword to the enemy.
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 Story - Honorable Edward Cornwallis
Cornwallis was described at this time as of slender build, somewhat over middle height, an aristocrat to his finger tips, conscious of his dignity, inclined to be cool and ceremonious, except when his "great temper" took charge of him, possessing a pleasant voice, fine eyes, and a winning expression.
Cornwallis' past services and the influence of powerful friends, however, brought about the exoneration of the three colonels, though for many months their conduct was the subject of caricature and ridicule.
Cornwallis could not have had much part in lodge affairs, for as already stated he was seconded from active service within a few months and was succeeded by Major James Wolfe, who tradition tells us had previously been made a Mason in the Lodge of the 20th.
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 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738-October 5, 1805) was a United KingdomBritish general and colonial governor.
He was the eldest son of Charles Cornwallis, 1st Earl CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 5th Baron Cornwallis (later 1st Earl Cornwallis) and was born in London even though his family's estates were in Kent/.
His family had been Barons Cornwallis since the reign of Charles II of EnglandKing Charles II, and his uncle, Frederick, was Archbishop of Canterbury/.
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 Bio Notes: Lord Cornwallis
[Cornwallis] never quite understood that to quell revolutionaries...he had to be as ruthless as they; that he had to use terror, oppression, confiscation, and brutality on a grand scale; that to eliminate the revolution he had to eliminate revolutionaries, not just beat their armies in the field.
Cornwallis was a well-trained European general, which rendered him ill-equipped to manage the fluid, partisan war which took place in the south.
Cornwallis absolved Tarleton of blame and refused his request for a courtmartial to clear his name -- saying such a thing was entirely unnecessary -- but he never again trusted Tarleton with a fully independent command.
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 BBC - h2g2 - General Lord Charles Cornwallis - A595208
General Lord Charles Cornwallis 1st Marquess, Governor-General of India, Viceroy of Ireland, was born on New Year's Eve 1737, the sixth child and first son to Charles, the fifth Baron of Eye and the first Earl and Viscount Brome and Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Townsend.
Cornwallis was give to task of mopping up the Southern States; serious resistance was not expected.
As Cornwallis pursued the Army, discarding his supply wagons and anything else that was slowing his troops down, they got within a mile of Greene and his men, but destiny was against him.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Commodore Charles Knowles, a former governor of Louisbourg, and Captain Thomas Durell, who had charted parts of Nova Scotia, had recommended the high bluff overlooking Bedford Basin (the inner part of the bay, renamed for the Duke of Bedford), but it was too far inland to suit Cornwallis.
Cornwallis’ commission and instructions stipulated that he was to enact laws only with the consent of a council and a house of assembly, but the Board of Trade recognized that under the existing circumstances the calling of an assembly was impossible.
Cornwallis’ powerful friends were influential enough, however, to allow him not only to remain in the army but also to be promoted major-general in 1757.
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 British Biographies
Cornwallis differed from many aristocratic officers in the fact that he actually studied military science.
Cornwallis, after meeting strong resistence in the Carolinas, decided that one way to lessen that resistence was to knock Virginia out of the war.
Cornwallis did not share in the blame for his defeat here at Yorktown and his reputation did not suffer.
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 Charles Cornwallis
Charles Cornwallis was born in London and educated at Eton and Cambridge.
Cornwallis was impatient with Howe’s lack of initiative and was later similarly critical of Sir Henry Clinton.
Cornwallis served as minister plenipotentiary during the negotiation of the Treaty of Amiens (1802), which brought a cessation in the Napoleonic Wars.
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 General Charles Cornwallis
British General and colonial governor Charles Cornwallis was born on Dec. 31, 1738, and died on Oct. 5, 1805.
Cornwallis was the eldest son of the 1st Earl Cornwallis.
Cornwallis was largely responsible for the British victory at Brandywine, Pa., Sept. 11, 1777, and led British forces into Philadelphia on the 28th.
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 charles cornwallis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charles Cornwallis had all the advantages that money and family connections could bring.
Charles Cornwallis decided on a military career, so in 1756 he purchased a commission in the 1st Grenadier Guards, then enrolled in the academy at Turin, which was one of the few places to learn military theory.
Charles Cornwallis was again made Governor General of India in 1805.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Cornwallis Charles 1st Marquess Cornwallis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Reader's Companion to Military History - - Cornwallis, Charles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cornwallis felt that he should conquer North Carolina, but he was delayed by sick troops, the enervating summer heat, and partisan attacks on his supply lines.
On March 15, 1781, Cornwallis defeated Nathanael Greene at Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina with about two thousand men, but this was no rout, and over one-quarter of the earl's force were casualties.
Cornwallis marched to the Chesapeake to seek a decisive battle in Virginia and to cover the Carolinas.
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 Charles Cornwallis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His defeat at the hands of General George Washington, at Yorktown was the deciding battle in the Revolutionary War.Charles Cornwallis attended Eton and Cambridge before entering the army.
Cornwallis was elected to the House of Commansin 1760 and entered the House of Lords in 1762 in parliament he was known as friend of the American colonist.In October 1781 his army encamped at Yorktown was trapped by combined American and French forces by forced to surrender.Lord Cornwallis was son to Charles first Earl Cornwallis.
In 1786 he was appointed govener general of India were he proved to be an able administrator and milatry leader.He was a viceroy of Ireland 1798-1801 in 1802 he helped negative the treaty of Amiens which temporary stopped Britans war with Napoleon the first.
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 The World Turned Upside Down - Charles Cornwallis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cornwallis, along with Clinton, played a huge role in nearly destroying Washington’s army in the early battles of Long Island (August 1776.) Cornwallis was a major opponent of Washington throughout the war.
Cornwallis had been impressive throughout the first part of the Revolution, but once Clinton was put in charge and Cornwallis sent south, the famous fighting general made some of the most strategic blunders of the Revolution.
Cornwallis was devastatingly effective during the early years of the Revolution.
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 Leaders and Battles: Cornwallis, Charles
Cornwallis attended Eton College prior to his military career that began in 1756 with Germany's Seven Year's War.
Cornwallis went on to command the British forces in the south and participated in the siege of Charleston.
But his triumph was short-lived and he was forced to surrender his army at Yorktown, Virginia a few months later, prompting the end of the war.
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 People of the Revolution
Cornwallis was born in London, the son of the first Earl Cornwallis, and educated at Eton.
In 1781, Cornwallis seriously depleted his army and supplies while achieving a series of tactical victories in the South and was forced to withdraw to Yorktown, Virginia ignoring Clinton's suggestions to either stay in the Carolinas or join the British troops in New York.
Lord Cornwallis continues on to a successful military career, becoming the governor of India in 1786 and the governor-general of Ireland in 1797.
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 Yorktown: The Wars End   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The objective of the French and American allies was to trap Charles Cornwallis, the British commander in the south.
Charles Cornwallis was a British General as well as a colonial governor.
He was the eldest son of Earl Corwallis I. Charles Cornwallis was educated at Eton and was commissioned in the British army.
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 The Hutchinson Encyclopedia: Cornwallis, Charles, 1st Marquis and 2nd Earl (1738-1805)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cornwallis, Charles, 1st Marquis and 2nd Earl (1738-1805)
He succeeded to the earldom in 1762, and was made a marquis in 1792.
Cornwallis was educated at Eton and Clare College, Cambridge.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Charles Cornwallis
Cornwallis, Charles, 1st Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805), British general and statesman, whose defeat at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, was decisive in...
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Charles, Earl Cornwallis, commanded the tough professional force of 1,900 British soldiers.
Cornwallis lost a quarter of his army and almost a third of his officers.
With greatly diminished ranks and depleted supplies, Cornwallis withdrew to the coast, 200 miles away.
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