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Campbell Sir Colin

Campbell, Sir Colin, Lord Clyde, General, was born in 1792 at Glasgow. Though the name of his father, who was a carpenter, was Macliver, he adopted the name of Campbell from his uncle,. Colonel John Campbell. Through the aid of this gentleman he became an ensign in 1808, five years later, by his own merits, becoming a captain.. After further promotion and active service he was appointed to the command of the Highland Brigade on the breaking out of the Crimean war. Here his exploits showed him to be one of England's bravest soldiers. Through him Alma and Balaclava were won, and for his signal services he was rewarded with a G.C.B., a sword of honour by his native city, and other dignities. During the Indian Mutiny, as commander of the Indian forces, he relieved Lucknow, and speedily quelled the rebellion. On his return to England he was made a field-marshal and given a pension of £2,000 a year, having, during his absence, been created Lord Clyde. He died in 1863 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.