Sir Charles MacCarthy

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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MacCarthy, Sir Charles, an Irishman, was an officer in the Irish Brigade in France at the time of the Revolution. In 1800 he entered the British service, and was stationed in New Brunswick, where a local regiment was raised and trained by him. In 1811 he was appointed to command Cape Coast Castle, and under his rule the colony is stated to have advanced in a few years to "a state of prosperity and happiness which had far out-stripped the expectations of the most sanguine." He lost his life 21st January 1824, in an expedition against the Ashantees.

Sources

6. Annual Biography. London, 1817-'27.

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