Daniel Webb (British Army officer)


Daniel Webb (British Army officer)

Lieutenant General Daniel Webb (died 1771) was a British Army general made famous for his actions during the French and Indian War.

He purchased a commission as ensign on 20 March 1720. He was promoted to the majority of the Eight Horse, in 1742, and served at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743. In April 1745 her was promoted lieutenant colonel of the regiment, and served at the Battle of Fontenoy. He was promoted to colonel of the 48th Regiment of Foot in 1755.

Seven Years War

Webb sailed to North America as a subordinate of Lord Loudoun who was travelling to become Commander-in-Chief of Britain's American colonies. Webb is best remembered for his role in the operations around Lake George in 1757, which culminated in the Battle of Fort William Henry. In James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Last of the Mohicans, Webb is portrayed as a minor character most noteworthy for declining to send adequate support to Fort William Henry.

He obtained the rank of major-general in 1759 and lieutenant-general in 1761. He died in 1771.