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Capt.n Anderson.
Capt.n Anderson. Commanding Irregular Cavalry, Shah Shujah's Force.
[after Vincent Eyre.]
[London, John Murray, 1843.]
Lithograph. Printed area 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"). Slightly foxed.
William Anderson (1803-58) in Afghan dress. Promoted to captain in 1838, he served as Commandant of Shah Shuja's 2nd Cavalry during the 1st Afghan War (1838-42) and was taken prisoner during the retreat from Kabul in January 1842, and released on 22 September. Promoted to major in May 1853, Anderson later served as second-in-command of the Jodhpur Legion, a unit that mutinied in 1857, before eventually retiring with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. A portrait from Vincent Eyre's 'Portraits of the Cabul Prisoners', from an original drawing made during Eyre's captivity in Afghanistan after the Retreat from Kabul during the 1st Afghan War (1838-1842).
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Lieut. G. Mein. H.M. 13th Regt. Infantry.
Lieut. G. Mein. H.M. 13th Regt. Infantry.
[after Vincent Eyre.]
[London, John Murray, 1843.]
Lithograph. 222 x 152mm (8¾ x 6").
George Mein (1815-1896) in Afghan dress, smoking a hookah. A portrait from Vincent Eyre's 'Portraits of the Cabul Prisoners', from an original drawing made during Eyre's captivity in Afghanistan after the Retreat from Kabul during the 1st Afghan War (1838-1842). Mein joined the Army as an ensign and was promoted to lieutenant in 1839. He served during the 1st Afghan War (1839-1842) with the 13th (1st Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot. Present at the capture of Ghazni fort, he was wounded in the forehead by a spent bullet during the advance on Kabul. During the subsequent retreat of General Elphinstone's force from the Afghan capital he was taken prisoner at Tezeen on 8 January 1842, released in September. He was promoted to captain in 1846 and major in 1854, he eventually retired as a major-general in 1878.
[Ref: 15521]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Lieu.t H.B. Melville. 54th Native Bengal Infantry.
Lieu.t H.B. Melville. 54th Native Bengal Infantry.
[after Vincent Eyre.]
[London, John Murray, 1843.]
Lithograph. Printed area 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼").
Henry Beresford Melville in Afghan dress. A portrait from Vincent Eyre's 'Portraits of the Kabul Prisoners', from an original drawing made during Eyre's captivity in Afghanistan after the Retreat from Kabul during the 1st Afghan War (1838-1842). Melville was appointed an ensign in the 54th Bengal Native Infantry in 1837. Promoted to lieutenant in 1840, he took part in the 1st Afghan War (1839-1842) and was taken hostage by Akbar Khan following the uprising of November 1841 and was released in September 1842 when Major-General Sir George Pollock's Army of Retribution arrived in Kabul. Promoted to captain in 1843, he was invalided back to England in 1851 where he died four years later.
[Ref: 34924]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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