From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Doyle, Sir Charles William, C.B., military officer, was born in Ireland. Entering the army in 1793 as Lieutenant of the 14th Foot, he was actively employed for upwards of thirty-seven years in Holland and Flanders, the Mediterranean, the West Indies, Egypt, and the Peninsula. He distinguished himself in the Peninsula by his capture of Bagur in 1810, and his defence of Tarragona in 1811. He was appointed Commander-in-chief of the army of reserve raised and disciplined at Cadiz during the siege. Sir Charles attained the rank of Colonel in 1813, Major-General in 1815, and Lieutenant-General in 1837, and received the decorations distributed to the officers who served in the allied armies in the campaigns against Napoleon. He died in 1843.
42. Biographical Dictionary: Rev. Hugh J. Rose. 12 vols. London, 1850.
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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