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Biography of Sir John Moore


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Moore, Sir John. Soldier. Born in 1761, son of a doctor in Glasgow. Served in the American War; in Corsica, 1794; in the attack on St. Lucia, of which he became governor; and subsequently in Ireland, Holland, Egypt, and Sicily (1806). On his return from an expedition in aid of Sweden, he was sent to Portugal to command an army to cooperate with the Spaniards. He was obliged to retreat from Salamanca to the sea, and won the victory of Corunna (1809), but fell in the battle and died.