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BALCARRES, Alexander Lindsay, earl of, British soldier, born in 1752 ; died in London, 27 March. 1825. He was the eldest son of the fifth earl of Balcarres, whom he succeeded in 1767. He became an ensign in the 53d foot, and was made major, 9 December 1775. In this country he saw three years of service under Carleton and Burgoyne. He was present at the defeat of the Americans under General Thomson at Three Rivers, 1 June 1776, and commanded the light infantry at Ticonderoga and at Hubbardton, Vermont, 7 July 1777. At the latter place he was wounded, thirteen balls passing through his clothes. On 19 September he commanded the advanced corps of the army on the heights of Saratoga, and on the death of General Fraser, 8 October at Stillwater, was made Lieutenant-Colonel of the 24th foot. He became Major-General in 1793, commander at Jamaica, lieutenant governor of that island in 1794, lieutenant-general in 1798, and general in 1803.
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