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Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, (Carleton Guy Sir)

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Born: 1724 AD
Died: 1808 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: General

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1724 - Born on the 3rd of September.

1759 - As a Lieutenant-Colonel, Carleton was a part of James Wolfe's attack on Quebec City during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

1762 - He was promoted to Colonel.

1772 - Major-General.

1775 - Repelled the American attack on Quebec.

1776 - He drove the Americans past Trois-Rivières in June, was appointed a Knight of the Bath the next month and commanded British naval forces at the Battle of Valcour Island in October that year, eliminating the American ships.

1782 - After the Battle of Yorktown and the capitulation of Lord Cornwallis, Sir Guy Carleton was appointed Commander-in-Chief, North America, succeeding Sir Henry Clinton

1783 - John Campbell of Strachur succeeded him.

1786 - He was raised to the Peerage as Lord Dorchester, Baron of Dorchester in the County of Oxford.

1808 - Died on the 10th of November in Stubbings, Maidenhead, Berkshire.


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