General William Haviland

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Haviland, William, General, was born in Ireland in 1718. He served at Carthagena and Portobello; in the Rebellion of 1745; under Abercrombie at Ticonderoga in 17 58; under Amherst in 1759-60; and as Brigadier-General commanding the expedition which reduced Isle-aux-Noix, St. John's, and Chambly. His mechanical genius enabled him to concert measures for passing the rapids with success, and in other ways he largely contributed to the triumph of the British arms in America. He was second in command at the reduction of Martinique in February 1762; commanded the fourth brigade at the siege of Havannah; was made Lieutenant-General 25th May 1772,and General 19th February 1783. He died 16th September 1784, aged about 66.

Sources

37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.

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