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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Baird, Sir David

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A distinguished English general of Scotch descent, born at Newbyth, Aberdeenshire; entered the army at 15; served in India, Egypt, and at the Cape; was present at the taking of Seringapatam, and the siege of Pondicherry; in command when the Cape of Good Hope was wrested from the Dutch, and on the fall of Sir John Moore at Corunna, wounded; he afterwards retired (1757-1829).


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Baird, Sir David'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/b/baird-sir-david.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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