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IMAGE number
NAM5928352
Title
Button, Madras Staff Corps, 1861-1876 (gilt)
Artist
Indian School, (19th century) / Indian
Location
National Army Museum, London
Medium
gilt
Date
1861-1876 (C19th)
Description
Button, Madras Staff Corps, 1861-1876. Gilt button made by P Orr and Sons, Madras, with Queen Victoria’s cypher within a garter inscribed with the unit title, ‘Madras Staff Corps’, surmounted by a crown and with leaf motifs around the edge. The Madras Army was the army of the Madras Presidency, one of the three presidencies that made up the East India Company. After the Indian Mutiny of 1857 the presidencies and their armies came under the direct authority of the British Crown. From 1861 each army had its own staff corps created to provide and place officers in military, civil and political posts. In 1903 the presidency armies were merged into the British Indian Army with the separate staff corps amalgamated into the Indian Staff Corps. From the Field Marshal Sir John Chapple Indian Army Collection.
Photo credit
© National Army Museum / Bridgeman Images
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