1st Marquis Cornwallis 1738-1805; Eng. general & statesman: commanded Brit. forces during American Revolution.
Cornwallis Sentence Examples
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In 1824 Port Cornwallis was the rendezvous of the fleet carrying the army to the first Burmese war.
The commission reported favourably, selecting as a site Blair's original Port Cornwallis, but pointing out and avoiding the vicinity of a salt swamp which seemed to have been pernicious to the old colony.
He held a brigade command in the war against Tippoo, and served under Cornwallis in the Seringapatam operations of 1792, being promoted colonel in 1795.
With the colony the name also of Port Cornwallis was transferred to this new locality.