Campbell, Archibald, Sir, 1739-1791

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Archibald Campbell was a surveyor.

From the description of Map of land adjoining the westside of Lake George, Warren County, New York, 1791. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122573939

Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Fort St. George.

From the description of Letter : to Henry Dundas, 1789 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122581319

Sir Archibald Campbell (1739-1791) was born at Inverneil, Scotland on August 21, 1739, the second son of James Campbell of Inverneil. He entered the army in 1757 as a captain in the Fraser Highlanders and served in North America throughout the French and Indian War. He was wounded at the taking of Quebec in 1758. After the war, Campbell was promoted several times and served in India until 1773, when he returned to Scotland. He served as M.P. in 1774. In 1775, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the Second Battalion. He arrived in America at the port of Boston, Massachusetts, which was under control of the colonists. He remained a prisoner until 1776 when he was exchanged for Ethan Allen. After his release, he became Lieutenant Colonel of the 71st Regiment and Commander of the Northern Detachment of His Majesty's Army and led a successful expedition against the state of Georgia. He seized Savannah, Georgia and remained as commanding officer in Georgia until March of 1779, when he returned to England. He continued to serve His Majesty as Governor of Jamaica and Madras and in 1789 was again elected to Parliament. He died on March 31, 1791 and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

From the description of Sir Archibald Campbell letter, 1779. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 43886902

1758 commissioned in the corps of engineers of the king's army; 1758-1763 served in Seven Years' War in France, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia and Grenada; 1768 seconded to East India Company as chief engineer in Bengal; 1774-1780 and 1789-1791 MP for Stirling burghs; 1775 raised the 71st regiment of highlanders; 1776-1778 prisoner of war in Boston; 1778-1779 commander of infantry in Georgia [US]; 1780-1781 lieutenant-governor of Jamaica; 1781-1785 governor of Jamaica; 1783 general of the line; 1785 KB; 1785-1789 governor of Madras

Epithet: colonial governor, Major-General

Title: Knight

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referencedIn Henry Dundas papers., 1785-1800 British Library
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referencedIn Davis, Robert Scott, 1954-. Robert S. Davis, Jr. papers, 1980-1990. Georgia Historical Society
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referencedIn HAMILTON AND GREVILLE PAPERS. Vol. VIII (ff. 109). Contents:-(1) Copies of papers of the Board of Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, of which C. F. Greville was a member, relating to the province of Senegambia, W. Africa; 1775-1778. For furthe..., 1765-1778 British Library
creatorOf Campbell, Archibald, 1739-1800. Map of land adjoining the westside of Lake George, Warren County, New York, 1791. American Periodical Series I
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referencedIn Wilson, John, 1755-1798. Plan of the decent [sic] and action of the 29th Decr. 1778, near the town of Savannah ; by his majestys forces, under the command of Lt. Colol. Campbell of the 71st Regt. foot / John Wilson assist. engineer. William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Campbell, Archibald, Sir, 1739-1791. Sir Archibald Campbell letter, 1779. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Sir Archibald Campbell papers., 1785 British Library
creatorOf Campbell, Archibald, Sir, 1739-1791. Sketch of the coast round the island of Dominique. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lawrence, Alexander A., 1906-1979. Alexander A. Lawrence collection on Archibald Campbell, 1778. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Campbell, Archibald, Sir, 1739-1791. Letter : to Henry Dundas, 1789 July 22. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Campbell, Archibald, Sir, 1739-1791. Caledonian Mercury newspaper, 1779 March 1. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Campbell, Archibald, Sir, 1739-1791. Military remarks relative to the island of Guadeloupe / by Arch'd: Campbell. Hamilton College, Daniel Burke Library
referencedIn Henry Dundas papers., 1790-1795 British Library
creatorOf Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818. Warren Hastings: scrapbook, 1773-1836 (bulk 1778-1797). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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Birth 1739-08-21

Death 1791-03-31




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