28 May 1824

Joseph Moore's prints of the First Burma War are a valuable resource for historians. This one matches the description given in the History of the 13th Light Infantry of the action on 28 May 1824. The enemy stockade was situated beyond the paddy fields seen in this picture. The well built wooded structure has what looks like spiked chevaux de frises around the base of the stockade for added deterrence. The infantry stand in neat ranks on the left while one company of the 13th Light Infantry fire on the stockade from the paddy field.

Regimental Details


Armed Forces | Art and Culture | Articles | Biographies | Colonies | Discussion | Glossary | Home | Library | Links | Map Room | Sources and Media | Science and Technology | Search | Student Zone | Timelines | TV & Film | Wargames |

by Stephen Luscombe