Sailing the British Empire : The Voyages of The Clarence, 1858-73Main MenuSailing the British Empire: The Voyages of the Clarence, 1858-73IntroductionThe Crew / AcknowledgmentsThe Provenance of Watson's LogAdditional Sources: Logs, Crew Lists, DiariesInside Lloyd's Register"Green's Celebrated Service"Details on owner of the ship at the time of our voyage, Richard Green.The Master Builder: William PileThe Master: Joseph Watson's BiographyA Mate's ProgressThe Career of Henry Berridge, First Mate of the ClarenceThe Crew of the Clarence in 1864An annotated crew listThe 18th HussarsThe Clarence and the Cyclone of 1864Origins of Indian Emigrants Aboard The ClarenceThe Surgeon-SuperintendantWages of indentured labourers in Demerara (1870-1900)The Clarence Sails to AustraliaMutiny! Violence and Resistance Aboard "Coolie Ships"Cholera: The Killer from CalcuttaSTSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d08STSC 077, The University of Pennsylvania, fall 2015
Cigarette Card Depicting the 18th Hussars
12016-02-16T14:25:23-08:00STSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d0862651This cigarette card of the 18th Hussars outlines their history from their inception until their disbanding in 1821. Courtesy of Paul Nixon.plain2016-02-16T14:25:23-08:00STSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d08
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12016-02-16T14:25:22-08:0018th Hussars Background2plain2016-02-23T14:46:26-08:00 The unit was raised in 1759 in Ireland under Lieutenant Colonel Charles, also known as Lord Drogheda, with the title 19th Light Dragoons. Their title was bumped up to the 18th Light Dragoons with the disbanding of the 17th Light Dragoons. The unit would reach its peak under Lieut. Col. Sir Charles William Vane Stewart, who took over the unit in 1798. Around this time the Hussars primarily saw service in the Caribbean, specifically Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. In 1807, they changed title and uniform to that of a Hussar (another type of light cavalry unit) unit and were therefore known as the 18th Hussars. Soon after, the Hussars would reach the height of their fame during the Napoleonic Wars. They were credited with notable victories in Spain in 1808 during the Peninsular War and were key in the British Army’s successful, while disheartening, retreat at Corunna. They returned to France in 1813 and were part of the side that drove into France and forced Napoleon’s abdication of Paris. After returning to England, they were required yet again to fight Napoleon in France, after he escaped from imprisonment on the island of Elba. The regiment was part of the great victory at Waterloo, and key in ousting the French Army for good. The regiment returned to Ireland, and, as part of a peacetime discharge of troops throughout the British army, was officially dissolved in 1821.
Sources: 1. Heathcote, T. A. The Military in British India: The Development of British Forces in South Asia, 1600-1947. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1995. Print. 2. Malet, Harold Esdaile. Historical Records of the 18th Hussars. London: W. Clowes, 1869. Accessed via Hathi Trust. 3. Nixon, Paul. "Army Service Numbers 1881-1918." : 18th Hussars. N.p., 5 Apr. 2012. Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.com/2012/04/18th-hussars-1881-1906.html>.