Monument to Monument to General Earl Stafford and to the Fallen at Sutlej River 1845-46

Monument to General Earl Stafford and to the Fallen at Sutlej River 1845-46

Sir Richard Westmacott

Marble

Worcester Cathedral

Worcester, Worcestershire

According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the Sutlej River is the “ longest of the five tributaries of the Indus River that give the Punjab (meaning ‘Five Rivers’) its name.” Its significance in the history of the British Empire lies in the fact that the Battle of Mudki (18 December 1845), between the forces in which many officers of the British East India Company died, played a role in the conquest of the Sikh Empire of the Punjab (Wikeprdia).

Photograph and caption by Robert Freidus

Text by George P. Landow

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