Indian Mutiny interest. Bengal Quarterly Army List of 1858 corrected to 1st October 1858 (Copy)


The Quarterly Army List, of Her Majesty’s British and Indian Forces on the Bengal Establishment, exhibiting the rank, standing, and various services of every Officer in the Army, distinguishing those who have received Medals amd other Distinctions, and who have been wounded, and in what action; with their periods of services, and dates of commissions. Corrected to 1st October 1858. To which is added a List of Civil Servants in Bengal and the North Western Provinces, with the dates of their appointments, etc. Published 1st August, 1859. Printed by at the Orphan Press, 1858 1st edition 8vo.

Lacking thr title page, 127pp The Quarterly List of Her Majesty’s  Forces on the Bengal Establishment, [xii], 324pp The Quarterly List of the Hon’ble Company’s Forces on the Bengal  Establishment corrected to the 30th September 1858, 41pp List of Civil Servants in the Presidency of Fort William, iv Index to Civil List.  Late 20th Century half red leather gilt, name in gilt W.H. FEVYER,   very clean text block with just a little neat annotation noticed, a short neat knife cut affects about the last ten pages [possibly an accident during the re-binding process, old library stamp Caledonian United Services Club. A very scarce, important and useful edition produced in the second year of the Mutiny. As well as the corps [Artillery, Engineers, etc] the British Regiments  stationed in Bengal were: 2nd, 6th,7th Dragoon Guards, 7th Lt. Dgns, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 29th, 32nd, 34th, 35th, 37th, 38th, 42nd, 52nd, 53rd, 60th, 61st, 64th, 70th, 71st, 73rd, 75th 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th,81st, 84th, 87th, 89th, 90th, 93rd, 94th, 97th, 98th regiments of Foot. Although in many cases the regiments had only one battalion serving the exhaustive list shows the strain the recent events had put on the Amy. As well as including H.M. Army this volume also has considerably more detail than is to be found in the 1858 East India Register and Army List particularly in the disposition of the Bengal Army, details of the Irregular forces, gradation and retired lists including Madras  & Bombay officers, officers’ war services, &c. Some of the additional information might seem slight but the detail can be very helpful. For example: in the case of a regiment that particularly interests me, the 73rd Native Infantry, the East India List does not show this regiment as having mutinied but this list notes that 2 of its companies did mutiny in Dacca.   jun7/1

William Henry Fevyer, The late medal collector was a writer of several works, such as the Medal Roll for the Army of India Meda;.

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