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ST. GEORGE, Sir Thomas Bligh, British soldier, born in England about 1765; died in London, 6 November, 1837. He entered the army as an ensign in the 27th foot, became a lieutenant in 1790, captain in 1794, major in 1804, and in 1805 lieutenant-colonel in the 63d foot. During the period of these promotions he served in France, Portugal, Corsica, and the Mediterranean, and took part in many battles. In March, 1809, he went to Upper Canada, having been appointed inspecting field-officer of militia there. He commanded at, Am-herstburg when it was attacked by General William Hull, led the militia at the capture of Detroit in August, 1812, and at the river Raisin, in Michigan, 23 January, 1813, when General Winchester was defeated. At this battle General St. George received severe wounds. He became colonel in 1813, major-general in 1819, was nominated a companion of the Bath in 1815, and was knighted in 1885.
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