Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Leslie, Alexander

Edition of 1900.

LESLIE, Alexander, British soldier, b. in England about 1740; d. there, 27 Dec., 1794. He was brigadier-general and commanded the light infantry at the battle of Long Island in August, 1776, served at the capture of Charleston in May, 1780, invaded Virginia with 3,000 men, 16 Oct., 1780, and joined Lord Cornwallis in North Carolina in December of that year. He led the right wing of the British force at Guilford, and at the close of the war was commandant at Charleston.