Corrections to ikomaandy's entry:
-Of the 24 VCs awarded at the second Relief of Lucknow, 18 were awarded by ballot to groups. This was as follows:
- 5 to the Bengal Artillery
- 4 to the 53rd Regiment
- 3 to the 90th Regiment
- 5 to the 93rd Regiment
- 1 to the 1st Madras Fusiliers
These were awarded thanks to clause 13 of the 1856 warrant, a misguided idea if ever there was one. Needless to say, all VCs at Rourke's Drift were awarded to individuals for their own action.
-900 rounds is about the size of a box of Martini-Henry ammunition that the British used at the time.