MOORE

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MOORE, sir John, was born at Glasgow, November 13, 1761, and, at the age of 15, entered the army as ensign. In 1790, he was made a lieutenantcolonel; and he afterwards served in Corsica, when he was wounded at the siege of Calvi. In 1796, he accompanied sir Ralph Abercrombie to the West Indies as brigadiergeneral, assisted in the capture of St. Lucia, and. was appointed governor of that island. The following year, he was employed against the insurgents in Ireland, when he was promoted to the rank of majorgeneral. In 1799, he was sent to Holland, and was subsequently engaged in the expedition to Egypt, and was made a knight of the Bath after his return to England. In October, 1808, he landed in Spain, at the head of an English army, to aid the people in their resistance to the ambitious projects of Napoleon. After advancing some distance into the interior, and meeting with little support from the Spaniards, he was obliged to retreat, and uary 16, 1809), and the general was killed by a cannon ball.