BENJAMIN D. HERALD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Herald
FORENAMES:Benjamin D.
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1845: Private [14LD]
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TRANSFERRED FROM:15th Hussars 01 08 1840
TRANSFERRED TO:14th Light Dragoons 14 04 1841
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TNA SOURCES:WO/12/650-651
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OTHER SOURCES: The United Service Magazine, Volume 48 by Arthur William Alsager Pollock, 1845
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Extract from The United Service Magazine, Volume 48
...The city of Kolapoor is the capital of the state, standing in a valley between a curved range of hills that protects it on three sides. Though not large, Kolapoor is a fine town, and some remarkably excellent drawings by private Herald of the 14th Light Dragoons, now before us, exhibit various interesting details of architectural magnificance. Of these the palace-square and the entrance to the palace are singularly well executed, and bear inferential testimony of accuracy and truth: to be sure our own approach to the Horse-Guards suffers by a comparison with that of the Kolapoor Rajah's dwelling, since each of its side arches contains, instead of a mounted soldier, a colossal elephant, while the main arch is sufficiently lofty for a state coachman to drive under without having head cut off...
Note: These drawings are striking in another respect, since they mostly bear date of having been taken on the spot in December, 1844, and January, 1845; and we received them from the camp at Kolapoor, on the 11th of March! They have altered these matters since we were on the station.




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