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See [[Bengal Army Regiments]] for a list of articles on individual Bengal Cavalry Regiments.
 
See [[Bengal Army Regiments]] for a list of articles on individual Bengal Cavalry Regiments.
  
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== External links ==
[http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&id=gLGt_qGKMq4C&dq=bengal+cavalry&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=UczUmXKn7A&sig=snC6kLmgPDVbgFyV-kOTxnSWuFY Bengal Cavalry Regiments, 1857-1914 By R. G. Harris]<br>
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*[http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/indiancavalry/indiancavalrypre1857.htm Indian Cavalry] British Empire website
[http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/indiancavalry/indiancavalrypre1857.htm Indian Cavalry] British Empire website
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===Historical books online===
 
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*[https://archive.org/details/isbn_9780850453089 ''Bengal Cavalry Regiments, 1857-1914''] by R G Harris. Colour plates by Chris Warner. 2000 reprint, first published 1979. Archive.org Books to Borrow/Lending Library.
 
[[Category:Bengal Army| Bengal Cavalry Regiments]]
 
[[Category:Bengal Army| Bengal Cavalry Regiments]]
 
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Latest revision as of 00:07, 27 March 2020

The first two regiments of Bengal Regular Cavalry were formed from troops of native cavalry in 1783. By 1842 there were 11 regiments of Bengal Light Cavalry with British officers and Indian troopers. All the regular cavalry regiments were disbanded during theIndian Mutiny.

In addition there were Irregular Cavalry units or Local Horse raised by Europeans on the silladar system. After the Indian Mutiny the irregular cavalry formed the nucleus of the cavalry taken over by the Crown.

See Bengal Army Regiments for a list of articles on individual Bengal Cavalry Regiments.

External links

Historical books online