Hodson's Horse was a new British regiment created during the Indian Mutiny in 1857. This irregular light cavalry of two thousand horses was named after its leader, Major William Stephen Raikes Hodson (1821-1858). The regiment included British military officers as well as native soldiers, many of whom were Sikhs from the region of Punjab.


  • Title: Hodson's Horse
  • Creator: Felice Beato, Henry Hering
  • Date Created: 1858–1859
  • Location Created: India
  • Physical Dimensions: 23.2 × 29.3 cm (9 1/8 × 11 9/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2007.26.141
  • Culture: British
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography
  • Creator Display Name: Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909) Henry Hering (British, 1814 - 1893)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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