Regency Personalities Series-Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Maitland

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Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Maitland
10 March 1760 – 17 January 1824

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Thomas Maitland

Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Maitland was commissioned into the Edinburgh Light Horse, shortly after his birth, but did not take up his commission until he joined the 78th Foot as a Captain in 1778. He transferred to the 72nd Foot, and then to the 62nd Foot as a Major in 1790. He was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel in 1794 and Colonel and Brigadier-General in 1798.

While serving at St. Domingue, he proactively dealt with Toussaint to disengage Britain. Elkins and McKitrick write:
It was in fact Maitland and not the War Ministry who had determined that Britain’s only sensible choice, rather than try to maintain any kind of presence at Jérémie and Môle-Saint-Nicolas, was…

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