This Day in History: 1857-07-17

Extract from a letter by Major General T Reed, Provisional Commander-in-Chief: ‘Major General Reed cannot forbear from recording the name of Major C Reid as having commanded the post of Hindoo Rao’s House, which has been subjected to the most frequent and constant attacks of the enemy and from which they have always been driven by the able dispositions of that officer, so admirably seconded by the troops under his command, comprising the 60th Rifles and detachments of other English corps, together with the gallant Sirmoor Battalion and Corps of Guides.’