See also:British major-general, entered the 25th
See also:Foot at the age of nineteen, and in 1795 became captain in the 7th Regiment, obtaining a
See also:half-pay majority a few months later . As a major of the loth he served in
See also:Holland under the duke of
See also:York in 1799 . At the
See also:action of Krabbendam the regiment greatly distinguished itself, though largely composed of raw militia recruits .
See also:Ross was here severely wounded . In 1801 the loth went to
See also:Egypt and took
See also:part in the final operations which led to Menou's surrender . In 1803, though
See also:lieutenant-colonel only by brevet, Ross succeeded to the command, and at once initiated a severe
See also:system of training, in barracks and in the
See also:field, in his regiment . The result of this was apparent when under
See also:Stuart's command the regiment proceeded to Naples . The loth played a decisive part in the brilliant action of
See also:Maida, and distinguished itself not less in the subsequent
See also:storm of the
See also:castle of Scylla . In 1808-9 Ross and the loth formed part of Anstruther's
See also:brigade of Sir John
See also:Moore's army in Spain, and though the statement that the loth, owing to its
See also:good discipline, suffered less loss than any other regiment in the retreat on Corunna is incorrect, the regiment was among the best disciplined in the army . Later in 1809 it was sent to Walcheren, where fever soon laid low two-thirds of the men . Ross and his regiment were then sent to
See also:Ireland to recover, and here the colonel repeated the course of
See also:drill and manoeuvre which had so markedly improved the loth in Malta . He received a gold medal for Corunna and a sword of
See also:honour for Maida (which action had already won him a gold medal) .
At the end of 1812 the loth was again engaged in thePeninsula, and Major-General Ross early in the following
See also:year received a brigade command in
See also:Cole's division . Scarcely engaged at
See also:Vittoria, Ross's brigade played a distinguished part in the operations around
See also:Pamplona, and the loth covered itself with
See also:glory at
See also:Roncesvalles and Sorauren . At
See also:Orthez Ross was severely wounded at the
See also:head of the brigade, which was assaulting the
See also:village of St Boes . He was among those who received the thanks of parliament for this
See also:battle, and he received the gold medal for Vittoria and the Peninsula gold medal . At the end of the war Ross was sent in command of a brigade to harry the
See also:coast of
See also:America, and with 4500 men and three
See also:light guns landed in
See also:Maryland . At Bladensburg the Americans stood to fight in a strong position, but Ross's men routed them (Aug . 24, 1814) . The same evening
See also:Washington was entered, and, the public buildings having been destroyed, the expedition re-embarked . This
See also:short and brilliant
See also:campaign excited the admiration of soldiers, critics and public alike, but the
See also:commander did not live to receive his
See also:reward . A few days later an expedition against Baltimore was undertaken; skirmishing soon began, and one of the first to fall was Ross . A public
See also:monument was erected to his memory in St Paul's
See also:Cathedral, and others at his residence at
See also:Rosstrevor and at
See also:Halifax, N.S . His
See also:family was granted the name Ross of Bladensburg by royal letters-patent .
See also:Magazine, 1814, ii . 483 ; Cole,
See also:Peninsular Generals ; Smythe,
See also:History of the loth Regiment .
ROSS, JOHN, or KOOESKOOWE (179o-1866)
SIR HEW DALRYMPLE ROSS (1779-1868)
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