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Clinton Sir Henry

Clinton, Sir Henry (1738-1795), a British General, son of the Hon. George Clinton, Governor of Newfoundland, and later of New York. Entering the New York militia, Henry Clinton passed to the Guards, and served with distinction on the Continent, rising in 1772 to the rank of Major General. After sitting in Parliament he went to America, and was knighted for his services there. In 1778 he succeeded Howe as Commander-in-Chief in America, and in 1780 he captured Charleston, and with it the Southern army. In 1781, after Lord Cornwallis's capitulation, Sir Henry returned to England, and published a history of the campaign. In 1794 he became Governor of Gibraltar, where he died.