|Major General Henry MacKinnon|
|Died||January 19, 1812|
|Place of birth||Longwood near Winchester, United Kingdom|
|Place of death||Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain|
|Commands held||The 45th, 74th, and 88th Regiments|
|Battles/wars||Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo|
Major-General Henry MacKinnon (August 1773 – 19 January 1812), was a British soldier. He commanded the 45th Regiment of Foot, 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot, and 88th Regiment of Foot in the Napoleonic Peninsular War under the Duke of Wellington. He was killed by the explosion of an enemy magazine during the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo on 19 January 1812.
Prior to the Napoleonic wars, MacKinnon had a cordial acquaintance with Napoleon Bonaparte while the former's father resided in the French Province of Dauphiny when Napoleon was a frequent visitor to the region.
References[edit | edit source]
- Memoirs of the Clan Fingon, Donald MacKinnon, Lewis Hepworth and Company, Tunbridge Wells and London, 1899.
- History of the Peninsular War, Robert Southey, John Murray publisher, 1823
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Memoirs of the Clan Fingon
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