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Encyclopedia > Edward Pakenham

Sir Edward Michael Pakenham (pro. pake-en-ham) (March 19, 1778January 8, 1815) was a British general who was killed at the Battle of New Orleans. Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1778 (MDCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... April 5-12: Mount Tambora explodes, changing climate. ... Combatants United Kingdom United States Commanders Sir Alexander Cochrane Sir Edward M. Pakenham† John Keane John Lambert Andrew Jackson William Carroll John Coffee Strength 8,000 men 3,500-4,000 men Casualties 385 killed 1,186 wounded 484 captured 13 killed 58 wounded 30 captured The Battle of New...

Pakenham was born at Pakenham Hall (now known as Tullynally Castle), County Westmeath, Ireland to Edward Michael Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford and the former Catherine Rowley. He was educated at The Royal School, Armagh. His family purchased his commission as a lieutenant in the 92nd Foot Regiment when he was only sixteen. He served with the 23rd Light Dragoons against the French in Ireland and later served in Nova Scotia, Barbados, and Saint Croix. He led his men in an attack on Saint Lucia in 1803, where he was wounded. He also fought in Denmark and Martinique, where he was wounded again. Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Mullingar Code: WH Area: 1,764 km² Population (2006) 79,403 Website: www. ... The title Earl of Longford was first bestowed upon Francis Aungier in 1677. ... // Royal School Armagh The Royal School, Armagh, is a co-educational voluntary grammar school in the city of Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Saint Croix from space, January 1993 Saint Croix is one of the United States Virgin Islands, a United States territory, in the Caribbean. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

In 1806, his sister Catherine married Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington. 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. ... The Dukedom of Wellington, derived from Wellington in Somerset, is a hereditary title and the senior Dukedom in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ...

Pakenham, as adjutant-general, joined his famous relative in the Peninsula War. In 1811, he fought in the battle of Fuentes de Onoro to defend the besieged fortress of Almeida and helped to secure a British victory. Later in 1812, he was praised for his performance at Salamanca in which he commanded the Third Division. The Peninsular War (1808-1814) was a major conflict during the Napoleonic Wars. ... For the US Federal Agent designation, see Special agent. ... // In the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro (May 3 - 5, 1811) the British army under Sir Arthur Wellesley checked an attempt by French troops under Marshall André Masséna to relieve the besieged city of Almeida. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Centro  - Subregion Beira Interior Norte  - District or A.R. Guarda Mayor António Ribeiro  - Party PSD Area 518. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... Combatants United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain French Empire Commanders Earl of Wellington Auguste Marmont Strength 51,949[1] 49,647[2] Casualties 5,914 dead or wounded 13,000 dead, wounded, or captured The Battle of Salamanca (July 22, 1812) was an important victory for an Anglo-Portuguese army under Earl...

In 1814, Pakenham, having been promoted to the rank of major-general, accepted an offer to replace General Robert Ross as commander of the British North American army, after Ross was killed by a sniper. The next year during the battle of New Orleans, he was soundly defeated by Major General Andrew Jackson. While rallying his troops near the enemy line, his horse was shot out from under him. As he mounted another horse, two bullets ripped through him, killing him almost immediately at the age of 36. His last words were reputed to be "Lost for the lack of courage". The battle was actually fought in Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, but it has long been named for the larger city in the area. Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Robert Ross (1766 - September 12, 1814) was a British military officer who participated in the Napoleonic War and the War of 1812. ... For other uses, see Andrew Jackson (disambiguation). ... The unincorporated community of Chalmette is the parish seat of St. ... St. ...

There is a statue in his memory at the South Transept of St Paul's Cathedral in London. His body was returned in a casket of rum and buried in the Pakenham family vault in Killucan in Westmeath, Ireland. General Pakenham was known for a surly temper and a relative was recorded as remarking "The General has returned home in better spirits than he left." This article is about the cathedral church of the diocese of London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

There is a small village in Ontario, Canada named in honor of the general after a short visit there. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...


  • "Edward Michael Pakenham", A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography, Vol. 2 (1988), p. 627

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Battle of New Orleans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1012 words)
Pakenham decided to wait for his entire force of over 10,000 men (which included native American members of the Hitchiti tribe, led by Kinache, and several hundred fl soldiers from the British East Indies colonies) to assemble, before launching an attack.
Pakenham himself was mortally wounded in the third attack.
Pakenham also waited too late in the day to attack, and any of the fog there may have been was gone.
Edward Pakenham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (246 words)
Sir Edward Michael Pakenham (March 19, 1778 – January 8, 1815) was a British general who was killed at the Battle of New Orleans.
He was born at Pakenham Hall, County Westmeath, Ireland to Edward Michael Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford and Catherine Rowley.
His body was returned to Ireland in a casket of rum and buried in the Pakenham family vault.
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