Clyde of Clydesdale.
He deserves the distinction he enjoys, for he has redeemed the British flag on the ensanguined, burning plains of India.
He has restored the glory of the British name in Asia.
I honor him. Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland are open, for their counties, as well as their countries, and their poets, orators, and statesmen, and their generals, belong to our history as well as theirs.
I will never disavow Henry V on the plains of Agincourt; never Oliver Cromwell on the fields of Marston Moor and Naseby; never Sarsfield on the banks of the Boyne.
The glories and honors of Sir Campbell are the glories of the British race, and the races of Great Britain and Ireland, from whom we are descended.
But what gained Sir Colin Campbell the opportunity to achieve those glorious results in India?
Remember that, and let us see what it was. On one of those bloody battles fought by the British before the fortress of Sebastopol, in the midst of the perils, the most per