Charles Cornwallis

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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis KG (1738-1805), the British general who surrendered at Yorktown in the American War of Independence, commanded the forces of Madras Presidency in the 3rd Mysore War. He was Commander-in-Chief in India and Governor-General of the Presidency of Fort William, also known as the Bengal Presidency.

External links

Charles Cornwallis Dictionary of Indian Biography (1906)
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis Wikipedia
Cornwallis in India Wikipedia

Historical books online

  • Lives of Indian Officers Vol I by John William Kaye 1867 Cornwallis in India
  • Correspondence of Charles, first Marquis Cornwallis edited with notes by Charles Ross 1859.
  • The American Revolution 100: The People, Battles, and Events of the American War of Independence by Michael Lee Lanning Charles Cornwallis Google Books
  • Cornwallis, the Imperial Years by Franklin and Mary Wickwire 1980. Lending Library. The 2nd book on his life by the authors. Cornwallis was Governor General in India 12 September 1786 to 28 October 1793 and reappointed 30 July 1805 until he died 5 October 1805.