Field Marshal's baton of Lord Clyde, Army Staff, 1862
For his services during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859), General Sir Colin Campbell was ennobled as Lord Clyde in 1858. The following year he received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament and a pension of £2000 a year. In 1862 he was promoted to field marshal.
On appointment, British field marshals were awarded a baton covered in crimson velvet, and decorated with gold lions passant regardant. The gold top bears a representation of St George and the dragon. Campbell would have carried this baton on ceremonial occasions.
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