A second portrait recently found in England of all places, this one of LTC John Mallory taken in Hong Kong I am guessing in October of 1900, as the American forces were beginning their withdraw from China. At the start of the Boxer Rebellion, Mallory was with the 41st Volunteer Infantry, but must have persuaded the War Department to send him to China, joining the 9th Infantry during their unsuccessful attack on Tientsin in July 1900. General Chaffee, the American Commander noted, Mallory was already on the ground when he arrived in August of that year with more American reinforcements. Chafee sent Mallory as his representative to the Japanese forces who were advancing alongside the Americans, Russians and English toward Peking. Chafee's official report notes Mallory's excellent service during the campgain. Following the capture of Peking, Mallory would return to the PI and then within the year to serve as our Military Attache to the Chinese Imperial Court, and would go on to achieve flag rank before retiring in the 1920's.
Would welcome anyone else to add their Boxer Rebellion related portraits here as well
Edited by Dirk, 21 October 2017 - 10:03 AM.