The Relief of Ladysmith

The Relief of Ladysmith

During the Second Boer War relief operation of the besieged town of Ladysmith, the NFF comprised: Cleary's DivisionGeneral Cornelius Francis Clery's (2nd & 3rd) Division although temporarily commanded by Lyttelton for a time due to illness. The 3rd division was General Gatacre's command but most was diverted to Natal leaving him with only two and a half Battalions. 2nd Infantry Brigade commanded by General Sir Henry Hildyard 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 2nd Battalion, West Surrey Regiment 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment4th Infantry Brigade initially commanded by General The Hon. Neville Lyttelton and later by Colonel Charles Norcott. 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps 1st Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade5th Infantry Brigade commanded by General Arthur Fitzroy Hart 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Battalion, Border Regiment6th Infantry Brigade commanded by General Geoffrey Barton 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish FusiliersCavalry DivisionThe (ad hoc) Cavalry Division commanded by Colonel Douglas Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald 1st The Royal Dragoons 13th Hussars 14th Hussars (2 squadrons) arrived after the battle of Spion Kop Bethune's Mounted Infantry Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry (4 companies) South African Light Horse (4 squadrons) The Composite Mounted Irregulars: 5th Squadron Natal Carbineers Imperial Light Horse Detachment Natal police One Mounted Infantry CompanyArtilleryArtillery commanded by Lieutenant-colonel Charles James Long, RA 1st Brigade Royal Artillery commanded by Lieutenant-colonel Henry Vaughan Hunt, RA 7th Field Battery 14th Field Battery 66th Field Battery One Naval Twelve Pounder Battery (10 x 12-pounders) (HMS Terrible)2nd Brigade Royal Artillery commanded by Lieutenant-colonel Lawrence Worthington Parsons, RA 63rd Field Battery 64th Field BatteryNaval Artillery Brigade commanded by Captain Edward Pitcairn Jones, RN (HMS Forte) One Heavy Battery 2 x 4.7" guns One Section, Twelve Pounder Battery (2 x 12-pounders) (HMS Tartar)Misc unit's that joined after the battle of Spion Kop A Mountain Battery A Battery Royal Horse Artillery 2x Great Fortress Guns.Warren's DivisionGeneral Sir Charles Warren's (5th) Division (later succeeded by Hildyard) joined up with the main body of the force shortly after the Battle of Colenso. 11th Infantry Brigade initially commanded by General Edward Woodgate but he was wounded at Spion Kop and died shortly afterwards. He was succeeded by General Arthur Wynne who was later wounded at the Battle of the Tugela Heights and succeeded by Colonel Walter Kitchener. 2nd Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster's 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment 1st Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment10th Infantry Brigade commanded by General John Talbot Coke. Imperial Light Infantry 2nd Battalion Dorset Regiment 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment 2nd Battalion Somerset Light Infantry (Yorkshire's and Warwickshire's being left at Cape ColonySupport troopsRoyal Engineers commanded by Lieutenant-colonel George Hamilton Sim (may not have been present) 17th Field Company "A" Pontoon Troop

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Grave Relief for Eutaxia and Artemisios

The Grave relief for Eutaxia and Artemisios is a Hellenistic grave relief in the antique collection of the Museum August Kestner in Hannover. The relief is one of two Greek marble grave reliefs of the Museum August Kestner (Inventory number I 45). It is dated from the second half of the second century BC and is some two hundred years younger than the other piece made in Attica. The grave relief comes from the area around Smyrna (modern Izmir) and was acquired through the mediation of Carl Humann. It originated in Hellenistic times in Ionia, where, unlike in Attica, such funerary luxury was not prohibited. The two inhabitants of the grave are depicted on the relief and named in an inscription. Eutaxia stands at left, the daughter of Hermon, while her husband Artemisios, son of Menekrates is at right. The decoration of the relief is informed by common forms of representation. Eutaxia is depicted in her garments and leans against the left wall. She holds an arm in front of her stomach, in the other hand she supports her head. The left leg is exposed almost to knee height under the cloak. A little servant figure stands with a pyxis in her hand, on the left side between the wall and Eutaxia. The faces of both figures have been knocked off. Artemisios rests his weight on his left leg; his right leg is free and leans to the left. He has his hands crossed in front of his stomach. He is dressed in a thick cape and an even smaller servant figure stands at his feet on the right. Above the proper field, there is an architectural imitation of a Greek tomb building. The pediment is surrounded by a cornice. A frieze is found underneath with two other rosettes on the outside and two laurel wreaths on the inside. On disks in the wreaths, the simple greeting ΧΑΙΡΕ (be well) is found. The inscription of their names is carved under the lateral rosettes. Acroteria cap the sides and peak of the gable.

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