Uniform of a Lieutenant General of Cavalry, 1812
Aquatint by J C Stadler after Charles Hamilton Smith, 1812.
During the Napoleonic era British lieutenant-generals normally commanded divisions, although occasionally they also led entire corps. At Waterloo (1815) for example, Lieutenant-General Sir Rowland Hill commanded the 2nd Corps of the Allied Army. One of the division's under Hill's command, the 2nd Division, was led by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton.
From Charles Hamilton Smith's 'Costumes of the Army of the British Empire, according to the last regulations 1812', published by Colnaghi and Company, 1812-1815.
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