Wondering what Lt. Kennedy's proper uniform would have been after encountering the fascinating narrative that Rob von Craenenburg has created for us from materials he encountered in the Bombay Times, I began to explore various web resources, starting with T. J. Mills's Universiy of Denver site.

Finally, other questions involving the historical context of this event: First, to what extent does his Irishness play a role in his treatment by the authorities? Second, were the military authorities especially worried about subversion in the mility because of the recent 1857 mutiny, one of the central events, as far as the British were concerned, in the history of colonial India? Third — and here's a good research project — where was Lt. Kennedy during the 1857 mutiny? India, the Afghan campaigns, or on sick leave in England?

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