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Charles Cornwallis Chesney (1826 - 1876):
Soldier and military historian


Charles Chesney, who was born at Packolet near Kilkeel, County Down. Having been educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he entered the Royal Engineers in 1845 and rose to the rank of colonel by 1873. He wrote many books, including Campaigns in Virginia and Maryland; Waterloo Lectures; and Essays on Modern Military Biography, many of which became textbooks. He was Professor of Military History at Sandhurst, where he lectured on the American Civil War while it was still in progress. He died on military duty.

Born: 29 September 1826
Died: 19 March 1876
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