Rare large framed print of the battle of Moodkee
Rare original picture printed in June 1849 titled “The thirty first regiment, Sir Harry Smiths division, advancing to the charge at the battle of Moodkee, on the 18th of December 1845. To Major General Sir Harry Smith, Bart. G.C.B &c.&c.
Text reads, This plate is most respectfully inscribed, by his very obliged and obedient servant Rudolph Ackermann, 191 Regent Street.
“The thirty-first found themselves in front of a battery of fourteen or fifteen guns protected by a battalion of infantry, from which withering volleys were sent into the ranks of the thirty-first, who however returned it with interest. One crashing volley from the corps laid low nearly the whole of the enemy’s artillery-men opposed to their part of the line, while the bayonet disposed of such of the remainder of the enemy as had not time to save themselves by flight, and a little after sunset all their advanced guns, seventeen in number, remained in the hands of the British, Fourteen of their guns found in battery were captured by the thirty-first regiment”