Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
RUSSELL, Lord Alexander George, British soldier, born in England in 1821. He is a son of the sixth Duke of Bedford, entered the army in 1839, and was promoted captain in 1846, major in 1853, lieutenant-colonel in 1856, colonel in 1861, major-general in 1874, and lieutenant-general in 1877. He was aide-de-camp to the governor-general of Canada in 1847, served in the Caffir war in 1852-'3 as deputy assistant quartermaster-general to the 1st division, and was present at the battle of Berea, for which he obtained a medal. He took part in the Crimean war, was at the siege of Sebastopol, and for gallant conduct presented with the Crimea medal and clasp, and with Sardinian and Turkish medals and the order of the Medjidie. He commanded at Shorncliffe in 1873-'4, and in southeastern England in 1877-'8, served in Canada from 1883 till 1888, and at the latter date was succeeded by General Sir John Ross. His headquarters were at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate America's Four United Republics discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here