Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers.R. Ackermann's Costumes of the Volunteer Corps. No. 5.
London, Published May 9.th 1860; By Rudolph Ackermann, at his Eclipse Sporting and Military Gallery, 191, Regent Street. R. Dimmock, Kings Parade, Cambridge.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate 388 x 293mm. 15¼ x 11½".
The history of the Cambridge University Officers Training Corps stretches back to 1803, when Great Britain was threatened with French invasion. Some undergraduates of the University of Cambridge formed a corps of 'Rifle Volunteers' to help in the defence of Britain. The Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers were formally raised in 1860. From Rudolph Ackermann's "Costumes of the Volunteer Corps".
Ogilby: 26; 5.
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