4th Bengal European Cavalry

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The 4th Bengal European Cavalry was a cavalry regiment of the British East India Company, created in 1858 and disbanded in 1859.[1]

The regiment was originally raised in Bengal by the East India Company in 1858 as the 4th Bengal European Light Cavalry, for service in the Indian Mutiny; the "European" in the name indicated that it was manned by white soldiers, not Indian sowars. As with all other "European" units of the Company, they were placed under the command of the Crown following the end of the Mutiny in 1858, but the regiment was disbanded rather than be transferred into the British Army.[2]

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  1. ^ Regiments and corps of the Bengal Army, 1859[dead link], regiments.org
  2. ^ Boris Mollo, pages 91-92 "The Indian Army, ISBN 0-7137-1074-8