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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Napier, Sir Charles

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The conqueror of Sinde, born at Westminster, descendant of Napier of Merchiston; entered the army, was present at Coruña, served in the Peninsular War, was in 1841 made commander-in-chief of the Bombay army, defeated the Sikhs at Meeanee in 1848 in a brilliant engagement; became governor of Sinde, returned to England, and was welcomed with enthusiasm; went to India again on the outbreak of a second Sikh War, to find it suppressed; quarrelled with the Governor-General and came home; was a brave, upright, and humane man, and a great favourite with the army (1782-1853).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Napier, Sir Charles'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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