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  1. Major General Sir Edward Michael Pakenham, GCB (19 March 1778 – 8 January 1815), was a British Army officer and politician. He was the son of the Baron Longford and the brother-in-law of the Duke of Wellington, with whom he served in the Peninsular War. During the War of 1812, he was commander of British forces in North America (1814–15).

  2. 17/06/2015 · County Westmeath, Ireland. Date of Birth: March 19, 1778. Place of Death: Chalmette, Louisiana. Date of Death: January 8, 1815. Sir Edward Michael Pakenham was a promising young general who might have been a hero of the Napoleonic Wars if he hadn’t been killed in action, leading his countrymen in their attempt to invade New Orleans in 1815.

  3. Edward Pakenham. Title Major General. War & Affiliation War of 1812 / British. Date of Birth - Death March 19, 1778 - January 8, 1815. Pakenham was an Anglo-Irish career officer in the British Army. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the 92nd Regiment of Foot he first saw action during the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and in the Caribbean.

  4. Edward Arthur Henry Pakenham, 6th Earl of Longford (29 December 1902 – 4 February 1961) was an Irish peer, politician, and littérateur. Also known as Eamon de Longphort, he was a member of the fifth Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Irish Parliament, in the 1940s. Contents 1 Family and education 2 Politics and religion

    • Edward Pakenham
    • Service in North America and The War of 1812
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    Edward Michael Pakenham, British army officer, military figure in the WAR OF 1812(b County Westmeath, Ireland, 19 Mar 1778; d near New Orleans, Louisiana, 8 Jan 1815). On 28 May 1794, at age 16, Edward Pakenham became a lieutenant in the 92nd Foot. A few days later he was made captain, and on 6 December he became a major in the 33rd Light Dragoons....

    Pakenham was not interested in serving in the North American war, but in October 1814 he was selected to take command of the NEW ORLEANS expedition following the death of the original commander, Major General Robert ROSS, at BALTIMORE. The British goal was to gain command of the entrance to the Mississippi River and to challenge the legality of the...

    On the morning of 8 January, Pakenham learned that Thornton's force had been delayed in crossing the river. A much smaller force than originally planned was eventually ferried across the river, landing well below the intended landing site but succeeding in taking the guns. Pakenham meanwhile continued with the attack. The American skirmishers were ...

  5. Edward Michael Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford (1 April 1743 – 3 June 1792) was an Irish sailor and landowner . Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 References Early life [ edit] Pakenham was the son of Thomas Pakenham, 1st Baron Longford and Elizabeth Cuffe, 1st Countess of Longford.

  6. Edward Pakenham (19 March 1778-8 January 1815) was a Irish-born British general in the army of the United Kingdom and the brother-in-law of the Duke of Wellington. He served in the Peninsular War and the War of 1812, the latter of which cost him his life. Pakenham was from Westmeath in Ireland...