Box made from timber salvaged from the Residency at Lucknow, 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment, 1857
The epic siege and relief of the Lucknow Residency was one of the most famous incidents of the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859). The mutineers began attacking the Residency compound on 4 July 1857. The siege was finally relieved on 16 November after 148 days. This box was reputedly made by a soldier from the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot, which formed the main British part of the garrison.
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