The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans, 1814-1815 (Dodo Press) (Paperback)
Reverend George Robert Gleig (1796-1888) was a Scottish soldier and military writer. He married in 1819, while at Oxford. Having taken his B. A. and M. A., the young Gleig took holy orders in 1820. He became curate of Westwell, Kent, and was later appointed to two additional parishes, as curate of Ash and as Rector of Ivychurch. He wrote a series of articles for Blackwood's Magazine on his Peninsular War experiences; they were collected into a book, published in 1825: The Subaltern. In 1827 he published an account of his experiences in the USA as The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans. In 1829 he was invited to meet Wellington, and became a regular house-guest of the Duke. In 1832 George Robert Gleig, by then Chaplain to the Chelsea Hospital - the Chelsea Pensioners - and a well-known author, mainly on military matters, publicly opposed the Reform Bill before Parliament. He was also the author of Lives of Warren Hastings, Robert Clive, Wellington and Military Commanders, Chelsea Pensioners, and other works.