Black Watch. Colonel Andrew Scott Stevenson, 42nd Regt


A carte de visite by Southwell Brothers, 22 Baker Street & 64A New Bond Street showing a bust length portrait of the sitter in smart civilian dress, identified on the verso in contemporary pencil as A. Scott Stevenson  with other details added in pencil in a later hand.     SOLD 23rd April 2024

Colonel Andrew Scott Stevenson [1846-1892] is shown in Hart’s Army List 1891 as serving in the Black Watch (Royal Hoghlanders) with 22 years service. His record of service is shown:  Colonel Stevenson served as Adjutant of the 42nd Highlanders throughout the second phase of the Ashanti war in 1874, and was present at the battle of the Adansi Hills (wounded slightly); capture and destruction of Becquah, battle of Ordahsu and capture of Coomassie (twice mentioned in despatches, Medal with Clasp). Served in the Soudan Expedition with the 1st Battalion Black Watch, and was present in the action at Temai (Medal with Clasp, and Khedive’s Star). Served in the Nile Expedition 1884-85 with the 1st Battalion of the Black Watch, took part in the River Columns under Major General Earle, and was present in the engagement at Kirbekan (mentioned in despatches, Brevet of Li. Colomel, two Clasps). jun17/3