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DUNDAS, Francis, British soldier, born in England about 1750; died in January 1824. He entered the British army as ensign in the 1st guards in April 1775, and served through the Revolutionary war. In January 1778, he became captain, and participated in the battles of Brandywine, Getmantown, Monmouth, and the reduction of the forts on the Delaware. He joined Lord Cornwallis in 1780 and was made lieutenant colonel. At Guilford and Yorktown he commanded the advance guard. He served in Martinique in 1794, and was governor of the Cape of Good Hope in 17961803. In 1812 he was made a general in the army.
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