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0077.0: Capture of Ceylon Medal 1796



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Description: This is another Honourable East India Company medal, this one awarded for the capture of Ceylon from the Dutch during the French Revolutionary Wars. It was issued in silver to some 123 Indian gunners of the Bengal Artillery who served in the campaign. Gold medals were awarded to Captain Barton and Captain Clarke who commanded them. Image courtesy of eMedals.
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Date Added: 12-18-2016