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Lieutenant-General (later General) Thomas Scott (1745–1842), Army Staff

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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Thomas Scott was the second son of John Scott of Malleny in Midlothian; he was created lieutenant-general on 4 June 1813 and obtained the rank of general on 22 July 1830. He served in the American War of Independence (1775–1783); Flanders 1793 and the Fourth Mysore War (1799), including the fall of Seringapatam. On return home he was captured by a French privateer but eventually made it back home to Scotland.

National Army Museum

London

Title

Lieutenant-General (later General) Thomas Scott (1745–1842), Army Staff

Date

1817

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 127 x W 101.1 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1966-11-4

Acquisition method

purchased from Garginer C. Wrey, 1966

Work type

Painting

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