James Edward Alexander
(1803 - 1885)
James Edward Alexander was active/lived in Louisiana / England. James Alexander is known for military illustration.
Biography James Edward Alexander
Born in Stirling, Scotland, James Edward Alexander was educated at Edinburgh and Glasgow
Universities, and at Sandhurst, and soldiered in India, Burma, Persia
and the Balkans in the 1820s.
He was promoted to Captain in 1830; went
on half pay and toured the Americas, publishing his Transatlantic Sketches
illustrated with his drawings in 1833.
After travels to Portugal, South
America and service in South Africa in the 6th Frontier War he was
knighted in 1841, and in the same year returned to Canada on the staff
of the Commander-in-Chief of the British forces.
His second tour of
Canada was written up in his L'Acadie; or seven years' exploration in British North America, in
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