This Day In History: 1812-07-22

Peninsular War. 30th and 40th Regiments (later 1st East Lancashires and 1st South Lancashires respectively) fully engaged in Wellington’s brilliant victory at Salamanca. Imperial Eagle of the 22eme Regiment de Ligne captured by Ensign John Pratt of the 30th’s Light Company. The Eagle is now the Museum’s most prized exhibit.