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"77th EAST MIDDLESEX REGIMENT. Landed on the Crimea 14th September 1854. Number of officers died - 15.
Number of men died - 542.
Number of officers wounded - 11.
Number of men wounded - 606.
Total loss 15 officers and 876 men.
Names of officers who died during the campaign~
Lieut. Colonel GRAHAM EGERTON.
The muzzle engraved with various battles where that Regiment had served;
SEBASTOPOL, SERINGAPATAM, BADAJOS, ELBODON, CIUDAD RORIGO. PENINSULA, CRIMEA, ALMA, BALAKLAVA, INKERMANN.
Interesting to note that Lieut Colonel GRAHAM EGERTON who is mentioned on this horn,- history shows us that two of his men were awarded Great Britain's highest gallantry award the Victoria Cross during the Crimean campaign:
1. Sergeant John Park VC - 77th Regt, at Inkerman, 1854
Awarded the Victoria Cross for many acts of bravery and devotion in the Crimean War.
He was noticed for his conduct at the battles of Alma and Inkerman; highly distinguished himself on April 19th 1855 at the taking of the Russian rifle pits, earning special praise from Colonel Egerton at the time. Severely wounded, and remarked for his determined resolution at the two attacks on the Redan.
2. Private Alexander Wright VC - 77th regt, Crimea, 1855
Decorated for special bravery during the whole Crimean War.
Greatly distinguished himself on the night of March 22nd 1855, in repelling a sortie and at the taking of the rifle pits on the night of April 19th 1855, being specially noticed on that occasion for the fine example he gave the men while holding the position under a terrible fire. Displayed great bravery also on August 30th 1855, when he was wounded.
An excellent example of these famous engraved powder horns that tell us a great deal about the campaign and were carried by officers, and rifle-men during the nineteenth century. Very good condition. Some very minor damage to the bottom edge of horn but no engraving missing. Overall length 14 inches.
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