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Abercrombie, James

Born: 1706 AD
Died: 1781 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Military Officer

1706 –  He was born in Glassaugh, Banffshire, Scotland to a wealthy family.

1742 – He purchased a major’s commission to enter the army.

1746 – He was promoted as Colonel.

1756 – He was promoted as Major-General.

1757 – He commanded a brigade at Louisbourg.

1758 – He became Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in North America after the
           departure of John Campbell in March.

       – He was a genius at organization, but vacillated in his leadership to the point
          where his troops called him Mrs. Nanny Cromby.

       – He managed the remarkable feat of assembling 15,000 troops

1759 – His return to England, he sat as a member of parliament, and supported the coercive
            policy toward the American colonies.

1781 – He died on the 23rd of April.