On winning the first Anglo Sikh War, Sir Henry Harting ordered all the guns taken from the Sikhs to be sent to Calcutta & gave directions to the Dy. Governor to receive them with due honour & ceremony. Grand preparations were made & triumphal arches were also erected with the names Aliwal, Moodkee, Sobraon & Ferozeshur on the four sides.
You can see that the fields of the Esplanade are crowded with natives & at one extremity of it stand two hundred & fifty two Sikh guns. Elephants & Camels are crowding in.
In front of the Government House, the Dy. Governor with Sir Harry Smith, the hero of Aliwal on his right, the Several Members of Council & other officials assembled on horse back. The guns were arranged in a line.Notes and References