Horse-Mounted Soldier, Sierra Leone, early 1820s

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Image Reference

Alexander Gordon Laing, Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries in Western Africa (London, 1825), facing p. 230. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Caption, "Yarradee, War-Master of the Soolimas"; shows cavalryman with his weapons. The author traveled in Sierra Leone in the early 1820s, and describes at length a mock-battle he witnessed involving Yarradee and a large group of his soldiers.