Major-General Robert Ross

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Robert Ross was an Irish soldier who became a notable major general in the British Army during the War of 1812. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1755/07/09 An uncle of Major General Rober Ross, also named Robert Ross, is wounded at the Battle of the Monongahela while serving along side George Washington. Lineage Mon Valley Works - Edgar Thomson Plant Braddock
1766/00/00 Trinity College records suggest Robert Ross is born in Dublin, Ireland where his father was stationed in 1766. Other sources state that he was bon at Rostrevor, County Down, Ireland. Born
1784/10/11 Robert Ross, "Mr Ross Junior", and his older brother Thomas, "Mr Ross senior", matriculate at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Education Trinity College, Dublin Dublin
1789/08/01 Robert Ross joins the 25th Regiment of Foot as an ensign in 1789. Education
1814/08/22 British Major Gen Robert Ross confiscates and sets up his head quarters at the home of Dr William Beanes in Upper Marlborough. British General Battle of Bladensburg
1814/08/22 British Major Gen Robert Ross confiscates and sets up his head quarters at the home of Dr William Beanes in Upper Marlborough. British General Arrest of Dr William Beanes
1814/08/23 In council with Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Cockburn, Ross decides that the army will leave Upper Marlborough and head south. British General Battle of Bladensburg
1814/08/23 General Robert Ross moves his Head Quarters to Mellwood. British General Melwood Park Upper Marlboro, MD Battle of Bladensburg
1814/08/24 In front of the Sewall house, a drunk man hiding in the garden shoots at General Ross, missing him but killing his horse. Ross orders his soldiers to burn the residence, but no great damage is done and the house will be repaired by 1820. British General Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site Washington, DC Battle of Bladensburg
1814/08/24 British troops set fire to US Capitol building. British General United States Capitol Washington, DC Battle of Bladensburg
1814/08/26 British General Ross arrest Dr Beanes, Bowie and four others for treason. After releasing Bowie and the others, Roos takes Dr Beanes back to their ship, HMS Tonnant. British General Trinity Episcopal Church Upper Marlboro, MD Arrest of Dr William Beanes
1814/09/12 En route to what would be the Battle of North Point, Major General Robert Ross is killed when a Musket Ball passes thro' his Right Arm and enters his Right Breast. Died
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