General Havelock K.C.B.
Published Octr. 15th. 1857, by E. Gambart & Co. 25 Berners St. Oxford St. London, & 8 Rue de Bruxelles, Paris & P.& D. Colnaghi & Co. 13 & 14, Pall Mall East, London. [n.d., c.1850.]
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Sir Henry Havelock (1795 - 1857). After entering the army and first serving in India under the command of Sir Robert Sale, Havelock served in Rangoon in the First Burmese War (1823-6) and in the Anglo-Afghan war, subsequently publishing an account of the latter. He then took part in the First Anglo-Sikh war from 1845, but not the second, in which his brother was killed. In 1857 Havelock briefly led a brigade in the war against Persia before a peace treaty was signed in the same year. Following the mutiny of the Bengal army, Havelock led a column to successfully relieve Cawnpore. After pushing on towards Lucknow, declining health amongst him and his men led him to turn back. He was promoted major-general days before his death in November 1857. Gambart & Co. blindstamp below title. By Charles Baugniet (1814 - 1886).
James Lunt, ‘Havelock, Sir Henry (1795–1857)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, May 2006. For Sir Robert Sale, see ref. 12135. Provenance Sitwe
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