3rd Regiment of Bengal Cavalry, 1878-1880 (c)

John Burke

3rd Regiment of Bengal Cavalry, 1878-1880 (c)
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

British and Native officers, 3rd Regiment of Bengal Cavalry, 1878-1880 (c).

Photograph by John Burke, 2nd Afghan War, 1878-1880 (c).

Originally raised in 1814 as the 2nd Regiment of Skinner's Horse, the regiment became the 3rd Regiment of Bengal Cavalry in 1861. During the 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880) it took part in Lord Roberts' famous march from Kabul to Kandahar in August 1880 and the subsequent Battle of Kandahar.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
6201
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1955-04-41-27

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