Hodson's Horse
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Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography

Felice Beato, photographer; Henry Hering, printer
British, India, 1858 - 1859
Albumen silver print
9 1/8 x 11 9/16 in.

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Hodson's Horse was a new British regiment created during the Indian Mutiny in 1857. This irregular light cavalry of two thousand horses was named after its leader, Major William Stephen Raikes Hodson (1821-1858). The regiment included British military officers as well as native soldiers, many of whom were Sikhs from the region of Punjab.