Madras Army List, published January 1859, just after the Mutiny


The Madras Army List, for the Quarter commencing 1st January, 1859. Printed at the Asylum Press, Mount Road, by William Thomas. and published by Captain A. H. Hope, Secretary in charge. [Madras] 1st edition 8vo.

[iv & 2 folding distance tables, xii, 292pp, [iv advertisements]. Late 20th century blue half leather gilt, a tidy copy, interleaved with blanks/ Although the original owner’s name is only shown by initials, J.G. [seemingly a clerk in the Adjutant General’s Office]. He notes that the volume was received 19 Feby. 1859 and there are neat annotations of an authoritative kind. The following regiment of the British Army are serving in the Presidency: 1st KDG, 12th Lancers, 1st, 43rd, 44th, 60th, 66th, 68yj, 74th, & 91st Regts. of Foot. All the Madras units are now shown as Her Majesty’s following the very recent abolition of the HEIC whose forces came under the direct control of the Crown. As well as the standard 52 regts. of Madras Native Infantry this volume shows Extra Regts., Madras Volunteer Guards [cavalry & infantry], cornets and endigns not posted to Regts. [although annotation adds to the number and names some units], Madras European Veterans, Native Veteran Battalions & HQ, Casualties, Retired Officers, The Hyderabad Contingent, Nagpore Irregular Force, Nair Brigade, Kurnool Irregular Horse, Mysore Silladar Horse, Orissa Paik Companies, Ganjam, Purlah Kimedy, Golcondah, Rajahmundy, & Masukipatam  Seebundies, Malabar Police Corps, 1st Pegu Native Police Battalion. There is also a Civil Service List. jun27/3

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