Services of the 102nd regiment of foot, Royal Madras fusiliers, from 1842 to the present time

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Page 45 - The movement of retreat of last night, by which the final rescue of the garrison was effected, was a model of discipline and exactness. The consequence was that the enemy was completely deceived, and the force retired by a narrow, tortuous lane, the only line of retreat open, in the face of 50,000 enemies, without molestation. 7. The...
Page 37 - State, whose ranks had been thinned by sickness and the sword. May the hopes of treachery and rebellion be ever thus blasted ! And if conquest can now be achieved under the most trying circumstances, what will be the triumph and retribution of the time when the armies from China, from the Cape, and from England, shall sweep through the land ? Soldiers ! in that moment, your labours, your privations, your sufferings, and your valour will not be forgotten by a grateful country. You will be acknowledged...
Page 44 - Hastily assembled, fatigued by forced marches, but animated by a common feeling of determination to accomplish the duty before them, all ranks of this force have compensated for their small number, in the execution of a most difficult duty, by unceasing exertions.
Page 30 - Cawnpore, won by Lord Lake in 1803, has been a happy and peaceful place ever since, until the wretched ambition of a man, whose uncle's life was, by a too indulgent Government spared, in 1817, filled it, in 1857, with rapine and bloodshed. When, soldiers, your valour won the bridge at the Pandoo Nuddee, you were signing the death warrant of the helpless women and children of your comrades of the 32d.
Page 36 - Brigadier-General congratulates the troops on the result of their exertions in the combat of yesterday. The enemy were driven, with the loss of 250 killed and wounded, from one of the strongest positions in India, which they obdurately defended. They were the flower of the mutinous soldiery, flushed with the successful defection at Saugor and Fyzabad ; yet they stood only one short hour against a handful of soldiers of the State, whose ranks had been thinned by sickness and the sword. May the hopes...
Page 18 - Major-General commanding, and of the Officers whose names he has specially brought to the notice of his Lordship in Council in the Despatch of the 24th ultimo. The Governor-General in Council particularly desires to record his high approbation of the gallant conduct of Major Hill of the Madras Fusiliers, and of the Officers and men under his command, in their defence of the position they held at Pegu.
Page 44 - That ground was won by fighting as hard as it ever fell to the lot of the Commander-in-Chief to witness...
Page 31 - He has never seen steadier or more elevated troops; but your labours are only beginning. Between the 7th and the 16th you have, under the Indian sun of July, marched 126 miles, and fought four actions. But your comrades at Lucknow are in peril ; Agra is besieged ; Delhi is still the focus of mutiny and rebellion. You must make great sacrifices if you would obtain great results. Three cities have to be saved ; two strong places to be dieblockaded.
Page 31 - Your General is confident that he can effect all these things and restore this part of India to tranquillity, if you will only second him with your efforts, and if your discipline is equal to your valour.
Page 42 - The Governor-General in Council forbears to observe further upon information which is necessarily imperfect; but he cannot refrain from expressing the deep regret with which he hears of the death of Brigadier-General Neill, of the 1st Madras European Fusiliers, of which it is to be feared that no doubt exists.

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