This Day in History: 1857-08-05

The Sirmoor Battalion, defending Hindoo Rao’s House in Delhi against the Indian mutineers, were pleased to receive 5 bales of ‘shirts, blouses, shoes &c’ from the ladies of Mussoorie (near the Regiment’s home town of Dehra Dun), who had heard that ‘their Goorkhas’ were in rags.  Click here to read an account of the Regiment’s actions at Delhi.

Major Charles Reid, Commandant of the Sirmoor Battalion at Delhi