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Transcribed byPeter Evans
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View all other items of "Surname" with value "Logan" in "Madras In memoriam notices" Surname  Logan    
Given names  Joseph    
Rank  Colonel    
Year  1844    
Entry  DEATH OF COLONEL JOSEPH LOGAN. -We regret to announce the death of Colonel Joseph Logan, of the 63d Regiment, with which he had served in India for the last ten years. Colonel Logan expired at Dover, on Sunday evening. He was in his 56[?]th year.- This brave officer joined the Rifle Brigade in l80l, as First Lieutenant, and served in that corps tor 25 years. He served his first campaign with the expedition to Hannover, in 1805. He also served it Copenhagen, in 1807, and in the campaigns of 1808 and 1809, in Portugal and Spain. He was with the expedition to Walcheren in 1809, where he suffered severely from fever contracted on that service, and whence he returned to Spain in 1811, where he served to the end of the Peninsular war, and was, with scarcely an exception, in every action. His name was particularly distinguished at Corunna, where he got his company in 1809. He had the happy fortune to command the second battalion of the Rifle Brigade for the last five hours, and during the crisis at Waterloo, on the 18th of June, 1815, after all the field officers were carried off, severely wounded, her[sic] too, was wounded in the ankle, hut would not give of his proud command, and led his corps at the head of the British army into Paris. For these services he got the brevet majoritv.-On the breaking up of the army of occupation he went to Ireland with his regiment, where he was actively emploved as a military magistrate in the southern counties, for which he was complimented with the freedom of the city of Cork.-In 1829 he was promoted, by purchase, to the Lieutenant-Colonelcy[sic] of the 63d West Suffolk Regiment, and proceeded to join it, in 1830, in Van Diemen's Land, where he was made senior member of the executive council. His valuable services in that colony have been honourably mentioned in the House of Commons by Sir George Arthur, the present Governor of Bombay. In 1834 he arrived at Madras with the 63d Regiment, and was appointed commandant of Fort St. George; and in 1840 he was ordered to reinforce the garrison of Moulmein, in command of the 63d Regiment. In 1841 he was appointed by Lord Aukland, then Governor-General of I ndia, to the command of the Tenasserin provinces, as brigadier of the first class; and soon after was called upon to prepare for their defence agains the Burmese, whose warlike preparations evinced a determination to attack our works. The garrison, when reinforced by the Govennor-General, consisted of her Majesty's 50th and 63d Regiments, the 2d, 14th, 33d, and 44th Regiments of Native Infantry; the 31st Light Infantry, two rifle companies of the 24th, and a splendid force of European, Bengal, and Madras artillery.- He so ably conducted this fine force, and so completely awed the (who was almost wiihin sight), said to consist of at least 100000 well- armed troops and 200 pieces of canon, under the command of the King of Ava in person, that, in 1842, the King thought it prudent to retreat on Omerapoora, without making further demonstrations of war; and, in 1843, after again assuming a menacing aspect, was glad to enter into a pacific treaty with the authorities of Moulmein.-In the midst of this distinguished career Colonel Logan fell into ill health, and returned to England, where he has fallcn a victim to the effects of the Indian climate.     
View all other items of "Publication" with value "The Cambrian" in "Madras In memoriam notices" Publication  The Cambrian    
Edition Year  1844    
Edition month  September    
Page No  28    
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