1848 Manuscript Military Order for British Cavalry Adavance and Rear Guard Formations in India issued to the 15th King's Hussars in Bangalore. G. Horne, B. V. Grentham, L., Hewitt, Grantham ?
1848 Manuscript Military Order for British Cavalry Adavance and Rear Guard Formations in India issued to the 15th King's Hussars in Bangalore.
1848 Manuscript Military Order for British Cavalry Adavance and Rear Guard Formations in India issued to the 15th King's Hussars in Bangalore.

1848 Manuscript Military Order for British Cavalry Adavance and Rear Guard Formations in India issued to the 15th King's Hussars in Bangalore.

Bangalore: Horne, 1848. First Edition. Sewn binding. 19 pages of manuscript document ca. 7" x 4.5" in a gathering of 8 leaves stitched within a four leaf printed fragment, cream color and light blue paper, slight chipping, light foxing, generally very good. This is an oddly assembled British Army manuscript with four military orders for the positioning and movement of advance and rear guard cavalry troops. One order states that it is to "be copied into every drill book & adhered to." The orders were issued by two officers of the 15th Hussars at Bangalore , India in 1848. There are some illustrations as well. Most of the manuscript was issued by Lieutenant and Adjutant Horne who's initial looks like an S. or G. in different places. (There was a Captain George Horne who served in Crimea in the 1850's) . The second name appears to be B. V. Grentham, but is probably Grantham and another order appears to be issued by or copied by L. Hewitt. One order is dated Nov. 19, 1848.
The four leaf printed section into which the 8 leaf manuscript has been stitched appears to be from a book published by Parker, Furnivall and Parker in London. The "Historical Records of the British Army" series prepared by Richard Cannon was published by this group in the late 1830's to the 1850's. Overall, and interesting group of records for how the British Army worked in India. Very good. Item #5110

Price: $419.00

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