On June 20th…

(Source: A Day by Day Chronology of Mr. Sherlock Holmes According to Zeisler and Christ, compiled by William S Dorn)

Gwalior Fort (c. 1860)

June 20, 1858: Sepoy mutiny ended at Gwalior. [CROO]

It was in this way, sir. You see me now with my back like a camel and my ribs all awry, but there was a time when Corporal Henry Wood was the smartest man in the 117th Foot. We were in India then, in cantonments, at a place we’ll call Bhurtee.[…]

[I believe that Bhurtee is a fictional name that was made up to conceal the true location. I imagine this was done to protect the honor and the name of the regiment from the fact that the enlisted man who made it up to chain to become an officer and commander of the regiment was a coward and traitor and deserved to given the white feather and cashiered from the regiment in disgrace and shot. –Chips]

Bristol – Weymouth express approaching Clink Road Junction, Frome
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Ben Brooksbankgeograph.org.uk/p/2475449

June 20, 1890: James McCarthy went to Bristol to visit his wife. [BOSC]

Mr. James McCarthy, the only son of the deceased, was then called, and gave evidence as follows: – `I had been away from home for three days at Bristol, and had only just returned upon the morning of last Monday, the 3rd. My father was absent from home at the time of my arrival […]

[We know the real reason he was in Bristol thanks to Mr. Holmes’s brilliant detective work. –Chips]

One Reply to “On June 20th…”

  1. Thanks for That cool picture of the fort, I love the drop off at least on that one side.

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