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An illustration based on a sketch by the author.
From: Robert S. S. Baden-Powell, The Downfall of Prempeh:
A Diary of Life with the Native Levy, 1896
The border to the left portrays the
colors of the Ashanti Star (7th December, 1895 – 17th
January, 1896). This gun-metal star was awarded in 1896 to 2,000 troops who had taken
part between the dates mentioned in the Ashanti Expedition under Major-General Sir F. C.
Scott against King Prempeh, who had been indulging in human sacrifices. The expedition
captured Coomassie, the Ashanti capital.
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