This is a question/request to anyone who may have access to "Postscript to the Records of the Indian Mutiny." It has been noted in the VWF as a good source for the story (and ultimate fate) of mutinying regiments. I'm very interested in what became of the 54th Bengal Native Infantry. It mutinied in Delhi on 11 May 1857.
For those who have the book, might you tell me if it offers any information about the 54th? The book is rather expensive; so before I order a copy I thought it best to see if it is worth it (apart from being an excellent reference source).
The background of my interest in the 54th is an EIC Pattern E Percussion Musket (.75 Cal) in my collection. The inspection & proof marks on the lock plate and barrel date it to 1843/44. The stock marks are quite distinct. There is a splendid crown surmounting "54" and below that is "1845". With the help of Bill Curtis and many others, I've learned that the 54th was destroyed in Afghanistan in 1841/2 and then re-equiped with flintlocks. But orders were given in about June 1845 for them to be issued with percussion arms from the Ferozepore Magazine. So, I'm comfortable believing it most likely that the musket was in the ranks of the 54th when it mutinied 12 years later. What became of the regiment will offer a way to approach the musket's subsequent travels.
Help along any of these lines would be welcome! Annapolis