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'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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NAM. 1973-02-10-5


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