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William Hamilton Maxwell (1792–1850)

Maxwell, William Hamilton. An Irish novelist; born at Newry, County Down, 1792; died at Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, Scotland, Dec. 29, 1850. He may be called the father of the military novel. After serving as an infantry captain in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, he became rector of Ballagh. There not being a single Protestant in his parish, he devoted his ample leisure to field sports and literature. Among his best works are: ‘O’Hara, or 1798’ (1825); a novel; ‘Sports of the West’ (1832); ‘Stories of Waterloo’ (1834); ‘Life of the Duke of Wellington’ (1839–41).