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View of First Arrival of Chinese Expeditionary Force taken from Kowloon

View of First Arrival of Chinese Expeditionary Force taken from Kowloon
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The Kowloon view of the Anglo-French fleet gathering to move on Beijing. 

 

There is another slide to this picture showing Hung Hom to the left.

 

Key:

A Kellet Island with Jardine Matherson’s East point compound behind

B Morrison Hill

C Signal Hill

D Chinese village in Kowloon – anyone know the name

E Government House

F Marine Police Headquarters Hill

G Green island

H Kau Yi Chau

I Stonecutters Island

 

View is opposite direction to this one:

Panorama of Hong Kong from Government House, showing the Fleet for North China Expedition
Panorama of Hong Kong, showing the Fleet for North China Expedition 1 March 1860, by Felice Beato

 

Information on where different regiments were garrisoned:

…The Royal and a Madras regiment at Victoria. At Stanley Barracks about seven miles across the island, the second Batallion of the Sixtieth Royal Rifles. At Deep Water Bay, about halfway between Victoria and Stanley, on the right, Desborough’s and Govan’s Batteries and the King’s Dragoon guards. At Siwan, the military train. And the remainder of the forces at Kowloong

 

How we got to Pekin p18, Rev R J L M’Ghee

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, March 1, 1860
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