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Major General Henry MacKinnon
Born August 1773
Died January 19, 1812(1812-01-19)
Place of birth Longwood near Winchester, United Kingdom
Place of death Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major General
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.[1]

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]

  1. Memoirs of the Clan Fingon

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