Colorful and charismatic, Sir Percy Wyndham served the Union Army as a cavalry commander

Scheuch-Evans, Lewis
December 2005
Military History;Dec2005, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p24
The article profiles Sir Percy Wyndham, a British senior officer in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. Wyndham is the son of Royal Navy Captain Charles Wyndham. He was born aboard His Majesty's warship Arab in the English Channel on September 22, 1833. At age 15 he began his military career by fighting in the Revolution of 1848 to help overthrow King Louis Philippe and usher in the Second French Republic. He then served in the French navy and marines, achieving the rank of ensign.


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