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Sir Edward Barnes (1776-1838), Lieutenant-General
Sitter in 6 portraits
Barnes entered the army as an Ensign in the 47th Regiment in 1792. Promoted repeatedly, by 1813 he had become a Major General. He served on Wellington's staff in the Peninsular War from 1812, commanding a brigade in various battles. He also fought, and was severely wounded, at Waterloo in 1815. Barnes's promotions continued after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo and by 1820 he was Colonel of the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, before being made Lieutenant General in 1825. That year he was appointed Acting Governor of Ceylon, and was the British colony's Governor from 1824 until 1831. After two years as Commander-in-Chief in India he entered into a brief political career.
by, published by and after Anker Smith, by Thomas Heaphy, published by Rudolph Ackermann
line and stipple engraving, published 8 August 1822
after Thomas Heaphy
tracing, before 1960