Major Gen.l Sir Harry George Wakelyn Smith, Bar.t G.C.B.of Aliwal on the Sutlej. Appointed K.C.B. for his services as Adjunct General at the Battle of Maharajpoor, Commanded the First Infantry Division of the Army of the Sutlej during the battles of Perozeshah, Moodkee &c. Dec.r 1845. Created Bar.t 9th Ap.l 1846.
London Published by J. Hogarth 5, Hay-Market.
Lithograph with facsimile signature, very scarce. Printed area 420 x 300mm (16½ x 12").
Portrait of Sir Harry Smith (1787-1860), a soldier whose career spanned: the British invasions of the Río de la Plata in 1807, including the Battle of Montevideo; the Peninsular War from 1808 until the final battle, Toulouse in 1814; the War of 1812, including the Burning of Washington in 1814; the Battle of Waterloo, 1814; the Xhosa Wars in South Africa, 1834-6; the First Anglo-Sikh War of 1845-6; and South Africa again, fighting the Boers at the Battle of Boomplaats in 1848. During that last posting Ladysmith was named after his wife.
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