An extremely fine and rare Indian Army example of scarlet melton cloth with white facings ornamented with false cuffs of gold lace each mounted with four gilt buttons. Further lace decoration and buttons to the collar. To the front, two rows of ten rich gilt regimental buttons in pairs (one missing). The back is tailored with false pocket flaps, again ornamented with gold lace and gilt buttons. The white Kerseymere turnback tails both retain their ornaments, each being silver sequined Garter star with “8” to white centre. The interior with a quilted cotton lining, the tails lined with white Kerseymere and each with a pocket. The gilt buttons (41 present) bear “8” within a strap “Buxar” resting in an open wreath. Provision for epaulette ties to each shoulder. Slight service wear, generally excellent.
Formed in 1824, mutinied at Dinapore 1857.
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