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Presentation of the silver bugle to the 3rd Dorset Rifle Volunteers : (from the Dorset County Chronicle and Somersetshire Gazette of January 17, 1861.).

[Dorchester, England] : [D.C. Higgs and Co.?], [1861]
Physical Description:
1 sheet : silk ; 38 x 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Textiles 10d
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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The 3rd was formed in 1860 at Dorchester with Edward Leigh Kindersley as captain. Having got together his Volunteers, the ladies of the district procured for the 3rd a silver bugle costing £25. The bugle was presented by Miss Devenish "in the name of the ladies of Dorchester and its vicinity" as a "testimonial of our appreciation of the gallant manner in which you have come forward at the call of your country. We trust the gift will convey the expression of the deep interest which we, in common with all our countrywomen, feel at the success of this patriotic movement." The printing on silk was perhaps intended as a souvenir for Miss Devenish and the other ladies of Dorchester.
Broadside printed on silk, with applied silk fringe border.
Subject Terms:
Dorset (England) -- History, Military.
Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- Reserves -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain. Army. Dorset Rifle Volunteers, 3rd.
Military service, Voluntary -- England -- Dorset.
Patriotism -- Great Britain.
Printed textile materials.
D.C. Higgs and Co., publisher.

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