Sir George Cockburn manuscript material : 1 item 1824
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British naval officer. From the description of Sir George Cockburn papers, 1788-1847 (bulk 1800-1820). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980033 Sir George Cockburn, British naval officer. Cockburn played a major role in the War of 1812, leading the capture and burning of Washington on August 24, 1814. From the description of Sir George Cockburn manuscript material : 1 item, 1824 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122379527 From the guide to th...
Richard Howe, Earl Howe, was born in London, England, on March 19, 1726, the son of Emanuel Scrope Howe (1699-1735) and Mary Sophia Charlotte von Kielmansegg (1703-1782). Around 1735, he joined the crew of the merchant ship Thames, and in July 1739 he joined the 40-gun Royal Navy ship Pearl . Howe then served on several ships in the Caribbean and off the South American coast. After being promoted to lieutenant in 1744 and post captain in 1746, he continued his military service in th...