In Collaboration With Charles Griffin



Brief History
This small unit was raised in Calcutta at the end of July 1857, from young military officers just arrived from Britain, those left unemployed by the Mutiny of their regiments, clerks, midshipmen from the P&O and other companies' ships, indigo planters and other Europeans. They mustered 258 men under Col Richardson CB.

They served in 14 engagements and were given a name by the rebels: Shaitan-i-Pultan. They were disbanded after the Mutiny and thanked by the Governor-General for their distinguished service.

Titles
Disbanded in 1861
Further Reading
Volunteering in India
by J T Nash



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