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Sir George Cockburn, G. C. B. Major General of Marines

A portrait of an early 19th century British naval officer
Description: Mezzotint Print; By Henry Colburn after John James Halls; Unframed Dimensions 17H X 15W
Accession #: 2008-058-1249
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In this portrait, Sir George Cockburn is cited as a Major General of the Royal Marines, an honorary title conferred upon him in 1821.  After his raid on Washington, he was knighted in the Order of the Bath.  In 1815, when Napoleon surrendered at the Battle of Waterloo, the deposed French emperor was put in Cockburn’s charge for transportation to the island of St. Helena.

Document Type
  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • War of 1812 1812-1815
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Location of Archival Materials
  • NHHC