'Lieut Herbert T Macpherson (Adjutant) charging up a street in Lucknow at the head of the 78th Highlanders to capture the enemy's guns', Lucknow, 1857 .
Oleolithograph after Harry Payne, published, 1890 (c).
On 25 September 1857 at Lucknow, during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859), Lieutenant Macpherson 'set an example of heroic gallantry to the men of his regiment at the period of the action in which they captured two brass 9-pounders at the point of the bayonet'. Macpherson was later promoted to major-general and awarded a GCB.
One of a series entitled 'Victoria Cross Gallery, 1854-1884'.
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