Howe, William, Viscount


Howe, William, Viscount
(1729-1814)
   Brother of George Augustus, Viscount Howe (q.v.), and Admiral Lord Howe. Commanded light infantry under Wolfe at Quebec, 1759. Succeeded Gage as commander-in-chief in America, 1775. Commanded forces at Bunker Hill. Defeated Washington at White Plains, 1776, and at Brandywine, 1777. Recalled, 1778. Became governor of Berwick, and later of Plymouth.
   Index: Hd Replaces Gage as commander-in-chief, 110; his estimate of Loyalists, 268. Dr Orders reinforcements to Quebec, 92; abandons Boston and occupies New York, 160; his weak conduct of campaign, 160; Germain's neglect to inform him of his plan of campaign, 172. WM Calls for volunteers for first landing at Wolfe's Cove, 176; captures posts at Samos and Sillery, 183.
   Bib.: Cyc. Am. Biog.; Rhodes, History of the United States.

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