13th Dragoons


Death of Colonel Gardiner



Colonel James Gardiner was cut down from his horse by a highlander armed with a scythe fastened to a pole. As he fell another highlander split his head open with a battle axe. It is said that this happened within sight of Gardiner's own house, Bankton, and the artist, R Wymer, has placed the incident outside his front gate. In an attempt to sum up the situation a trooper of the 13th, on the left of the picture, is in the act of galloping away.


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by Stephen Luscombe