'Wounded men at Dugshai', 1857
Coloured lithograph from 'The Campaign in India 1857-58', a series of 26 coloured lithographs by William Simpson, E Walker and others, after G F Atkinson, published by Day and Son, 1857-1858.
Dugshai, near Simla, was used by the British as a hill retreat for sick and injured men. Its climate was more favourable than that of the burning plains below. When news of the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859) reached the hill stations the troops who were fit enough to march immediately departed for the siege of Delhi. Many of the soldiers wounded or taken ill at Delhi later returned to the hill station to recuperate.
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