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George Robert Gleig (1796–1888)

Gleig, George Robert. A British historian and miscellaneous prose-writer; born in Stirling, Scotland, April 20, 1796; died near Winchfield, England, July 9, 1888. He was a soldier under Wellington in Spain, and commanded a regiment in the American war of 1812, being wounded during the sack of Washington. He wrote: ‘The Subaltern’ (1825), an account of a soldier’s life in war; ‘Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans’ (new ed. 1861); ‘Lives of Eminent British Commanders’ (1831); and many others.