Colonel Sir Harry Paget Flashman VC KCB KCIE CdLH MoH
11th Hussars, 17th Lancers. Served Afghanistan, 1841-42 (medals, thanks of Parliament); chief of staff to H. M. James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak Batang Lupar expedn, 1844; milit. advisor, H.M. Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar, 1844-5; Sutlej campaign, 1845-6 (Ferozeshah, Sobraon, envoy extraordinary to Maharani Jeendan, Court of Lahore); polit. advisor to Herr (later Chancellor Prince) Von Bismarck, Schleswig-Holstein, 1847-8; Crimea staff (Alma, Sevastopol, Balaclava), Prisoner of war, 1854; Artillery adviser to Atilik Ghazi, Syr Daria campaign, 1855; Sepoy Mutiny, 1857-8, dip, envoy to HRH the Maharani of Jhansi, trooper 3rd Native Cavalry, Meerut, subseq. att, Rowbotham's Mosstroopers, Cawnpore, (Lucknow, Gwalior, etc., V.C.); Adjutant to Captain John Brown, Harper's Ferry, 1859; China campaign 1860, polit. mission to Nanking, Taiping Rebellion, polit. and other services, Imperial Court, Pekin U.S. Army (major, Union forces, 1862; colonel (staff) Army of the Confederacy, 1863); a.d.c. to H.I.M. Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1867; interpreter and observer Sioux campain, U.S. 1875-6 (Camp Robinson conference, Little Bighorn, etc.); Zulu War, 1879 (Isandhlwana, Rorke's Drift); Egypt 1882 (Kassassin, Tel-el-Kebir); personal bodyguard to H.I.M. Franz-Joseph, Emperor of Austria 1883; Sudan 1884-5 (Khartoum); Pekin Legations, 1900. Travelled extensively in military and civilian capacities among them supercargo, merchant marine (West Africa); agriculturist (Mississippi valley); wagon captain and hotelier (Santa Fe Trail); buffalo hunter and scout (Oregon Trail); courier (Underground Railroad); majordomo (India), prospector (Australia); trader and missionary (Solomen Islands, Fly River, etc.); lottery supervisor (Manila); diamond Broker and horse coper (Punjab); dep. marshall, U.S.; occasional actor and impersonator. Hon. mbr of numerous societies and clubs, including Sons of the Volsungs (Strackenz), Mimbreno Apache Copper Mines band (New Mexico), Kokand Horde (Central Asia), Kit Carson's Boys (Colorado), Brown's Lambs (Maryland), M.C.C., Whites and United Service (London, both resigned), Blackjack (Batavia). Chmn, Flashman and Bottomley, Ltd.; dir. British Opium Trading Co.; governor, Rugby School; hon. pres. Mission for Reclamation of Reduced Females. Publications: Dawns and Departures of a Soldier's Life; Twixt Cossack and Cannon; The Case Against Army Reform. Recreation: oriental studies, angling, cricket (performed first recorded "hat-trick"; Wickets of Felix, Pilch and Mynn for 14 runs; Rugby Past and Present v Kent, Lord's 1842; 5 for 12, Mynn's Casuals v All Engand XI, 1843). Add. Gandamack Lodge, Ashby, Leics.
This is a group dedicated to those of us with a yen for writing fiction in the steampunk genre. Consider this a place for sharing stories, brainstorming on ideas, or asking for help with some of the more technical aspects of our neo Victorian world.
One-day film festival in Redlands at historic Fox Theater, which I'll be hosting. Steampunk enthusiasts VERY welcome and highly encouraged to attend!Tickets are only $10 for the entire day. Meals are tasty kabobs and sandwiches and can be pre-ordered. Adult beverages and soft drinks will also be served.Filmmakers: Submissions are now open! Deadline is Sep 2nd.Artisans & Merchants: Vendor space in or Exotic Souq is available at $50 for 8-foot table space. (Purchased at same link where…See More
MYTH Masque ~ The Majesty Continues...Saturday, MAY 25th! | MEMORIAL DAY WEEKENDAt the stunning VIBIANA Cathedral ~ Los AngelesT I C K E T S • N O W • A V A I L A B L ETo the Second Annual MYTH Masquerade Ballwww.mythmasque.com | www.facebook.com/mythmasque. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .This is MYTH:...an extravagant Masquerade EXPERIENCE that fires the…See More
Begin the festivities on Friday night April 26, 2013 with an evening social in a authentic ghost town! Join us at Calico where the old meets the new in an exciting day filled with gunfights, period music, panels, fashion shows and more! On Saturday, April 27, the event kick offs with the morning flight of AIRSHIPS (aka hot air balloons!) by the Southern California Hot Air Balloon Society. Flights cost additional $, last 2 hrs with a champagne toast and will be from apx 7am-9am due to weather,…See More
Beyond... Your hopes and fears, joys and tears,Is a place where mayhem, mirth,and machines made of gears--Make magic.So successful and enjoyed in 2012,Clockwork Alchemy, presented by FanimeCon, will returnto the DoubleTree Hotel.The web site address is live.See More
The Airship "Gaslight" sets forth once again for another monumental voyage of discovery and entertainment. In addition to the always popular Steam Area, Victorian Tea's and Panels, we will be once again featuring a fantastic array of "make and take" classes and workshops. Our writer guest of honor for this voyage is Cherie Priest, author of over a dozen novels, including Boneshaker, Dreadnought, Clementine and Ganymede. Look for announcements in upcoming months as more entertainers, authors…See More