The United Service Magazine, Volume 1

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Page 585 - Jan. 1 1. [The Queen has been pleased to direct Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, granting the dignity of a Baron of the said United Kingdom unto Alfred Tennyson, Esq., and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten...
Page 140 - Queen has also been pleased to direct Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a...
Page 292 - ... died of wounds received in action, or of disease contracted on service abroad, and who have left their families in reduced circumstances.
Page 303 - To be Ordinary Members of the Military Division of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders of the said Most...
Page 104 - Bastion, which had given us considerable annoyance, was surprised and captured. On the morning of the 20th our troops pushed on and occupied the Lahore Gate, from which an unopposed advance was made on the other bastions and gateways until the whole of the defences of the city were in our hands. From the time of our first entering the city an uninterrupted and vigorous fire from our guns and mortars was kept up on the palace...
Page 265 - There does not stand recorded in the annals of war an achievement more truly heroic than the defence of the Residency at Lucknow described in the narrative which follows.
Page 270 - ... consequently suffered severely from our very tenderness to the religious prejudices and respect to the rights of our rebellious citizens and soldiery. As soon as the enemy had thoroughly completed the investment of the Residency, they occupied these houses, some of which were within easy pistol-shot of our barricades, in immense force, and rapidly made loopholes on those sides which bore on our post, from which they kept up a terrific and incessant fire day and night...
Page 428 - At half past three the advance sounded. It is impossible to describe the enthusiasm with which this signal was received by the troops. Pent up in inaction for upwards of six weeks, and subjected to constant attacks, they felt that the hour of retribution and glorious exertion had returned. " Their cheers echoed through the courts of the palace, responsive to the bugle sound, and on they lushed to assured victory.
Page 281 - Infantry, supported by a battalion of detachments under Major Barnston. There never was a bolder feat of arms, and the loss inflicted on the enemy after the entrance of the Secunderbagh was effected was immense ; more than 2,000 of the enemy were afterwards carried out.
Page 269 - Infantry, cleared a village with a party of Sikh skirmishers, also elicited the admiration of the Brigadier-General. The conduct of Lieutenant Hardinge, who, with his handful of horse, covered the retreat of the rear-guard, was extolled by Sir Henry, who expressed his intention of mentioning the services of this gallant officer to his lordship in council. Lieutenant-Colonel Case, who commanded Her Majesty's 32nd Regiment, was mortally wounded whilst gallantly leading on his men.

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