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Lord Clyde

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Lord Clyde

A Thomas Annan photograph of Sir Colin Campbell, Field-Marshal Lord Clyde (1792-1863). The painting was by Henry W Phillips.

Campbell was the son of Colin Macliver, a Glasgow carpenter, but was mistakenly given the name Campbell (his mother's maiden name) when he joined the army. He served in the Peninsular War, China and India and commanded the Highland Brigade at the Battles of Alma and Balaclava in 1854, during the Crimean War.

After his promotion to the rank of lieutenant-general in 1856 Campbell became commander-in-chief of the army in India, where he suppressed the Indian Mutiny in 1858. He was created Baron Clyde in 1858, became a field marshall two years later, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. His statue, by John Henry Foley, was unveiled in George Square in 1868.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
Battle of Alma, Battle of Balaclava, Crimean War, Field Marshals, generals, Highland Brigade, Indian Mutiny, Indian Rising, military, portraits, Sepoy Rebellion, soldiers, statues



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