Edward Pakenham was the brother of the Earl of Longford. He commanded the Royal Fusiliers at Copenhagen and at Martinique. While the regiment were in Nova Scotia he instituted a Book of Merit, and when he left to go to Portugal he was presented with a valuable sword by the officers. He was a senior officer who gave valuable service to Wellington during the Peninsula War, commanding the 3rd Division as a Major-General at Salamanca. He was hit three times in the Battle of New Orleans before dying. His body was brought back to Britain preserved in a barrel of rum, and buried in Ireland.
1778 Born on 19th March at Tullynally Castle in Ireland
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