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advance Agra army arrived attack August Baillie battalions of sepoys battle battle of Delhi Bengal Bengal volunteers Berar Bhurtpoor Bombay government brigade British Cabool Calcutta camp Captain cavalry Clive Colonel column command commander-in-chief companies Company's council Court of Directors Cuddalore December Delhi Despatches detachment Duff Egypt emperor enemy enemy's English European expedition February five hundred force four French garrison Goddard Gorkhas governor governor-general guns Holkar Hurry Punt Hyder India infantry island January Java joined Khan killed and wounded lakhs Lieutenant Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Cornwallis Lord Lake Lord Minto Madras Mahdoo Rao Mahrattahs Majesty's Major-general Malcolm marched Marquis ment miles military Mill ministers Mysore nabob Nana Furnuwees Narrain Rao native infantry nawab nizam October officers party peishwa Persia Poona possession raja rattahs regiment Rohillahs Rugoba Rugonath Rao rupees Salsette Satara sent sepoys Shah ships Sukaram Bappoo territory Thorn thousand Tippoo treaty troops vizier Wellesley Wilson
Page 252 - These battalions were most uncommonly wellappointed and had a most numerous artillery, as well served as they can possibly be, the gunners standing to their guns, until killed by the bayonet, all the sepoys of the enemy behaved exceedingly well and if they had been commanded by French officers, the event would have been, I fear, extremely doubtful. I never was in so severe a business in my life or anything like it, and pray to God, I never may be in such a situation again...
Page 236 - Poona horse, together with four companies of infantry, guarded the baggage. In this order of battle we advanced, as at a review, across a fine plain, swept by the cannon of the enemy.
Page 319 - At half-past seven o'clock the army advanced in the order described with the precision of a parade movement. The enemy opened their fire at a very long distance, which exposed to my Artillery both the position and range of their guns. I halted the Infantry just out of fire, and advanced the whole of my Artillery, covered by skirmishers. The cannonade now opened upon the enemy was the most magnificent I ever witnessed, and as terrible in its effects.
Page 282 - Peshawur, have fled with precipitation. Their camp is the scene of the most awful carnage, and they have abandoned large stores of grain, camp equipage, and ammunition. " Thus has apparently terminated this unprovoked and criminal invasion of the peaceful provinces under British protection. " On the conclusion of such a narrative as I have given, it is surely superfluous in me to...
Page 275 - The opposition of the enemy was such as might have been expected from troops who had everything at stake, and who had long vaunted of being irresistible. Their ample and extended line, from their great superiority of numbers, far outflanked ours; but this was counteracted by the flank movements of our cavalry. The attack of the infantry now commenced, and the roll of fire from this powerful arm soon convinced the Sikh army that they had met with a foe they little expected.
Page 265 - For the reasons stated in the commencement of this letter, the action did not begin till late in the day, and, unfortunately, sufficient day-light did not remain to do all that I could have wished ; but the cavalry continued their pursuit by moon-light, and all the troops were under arms till a late hour in the night.
Page 274 - When the infantry advanced to the attack, Brigadier Brooke rapidly pushed on his horse artillery close to the jungle, and the cannonade was resumed on both sides. The infantry under MajorGenerals Sir Harry Smith, Gilbert, and Sir John M'Caskill, attacked in echellon of lines the enemy's infantry, almost invisible amongst wood and the approaching darkness of night.
Page 235 - The bed of the river was nearly straight, and about 1200 yards in length. Behind this, and in both woods, were the enemy posted. In front of their extreme right, and on the edge of the wood, was a village. Having made the best examination of their position, which so short a time permitted, the artillery was posted on the right of the line, and some skirmishers of infantry, with the...