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HARRIS, George, Lord, British soldier, born 18 March, 1746; died at his estate of Belmont, Kent, England, 19 May, 1829. He was educated at Westminster, entered the army in 1759, became captain in 1771, came to this country with his regiment, and was engaged at Lexington and Bunker Hill. In the latter action he was severely wounded in the head, and in consequence was trepanned and went home, but returned in time to take the field previous to the landing of the army on Long Island in July, 1776. Captain Harris was present at the affair of Flatbush, in the skirmishes on the island of New York, and in the engagement at White Plains. At Iron Hill he was shot through the leg, but, notwithstanding the severity of his wound, he mounted a horse and went in pursuit of the enemy. He was afterward present in every action up to 3 November, 1778, except that of Germantown. In the latter year he was appointed to a majority in his regiment', and in that rank served under Brig.-General Meadows at St. Lucie. He afterward served in India, and in February, 1798, was made governor of Madras. In December, 1798, he was placed at the head of the army, and captured Seringapatam, for which service he received the thanks of both houses of parliament. He was promoted to the colonelcy of the 73d foot, 4 February, 1800; became lieutenant-general, 1 January, 1801; general, 1 January, 1812, and was raised to the peerage by the title of Lord Harris, 11 August, 1815.
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