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Groombridge and sons, 1861
 

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Page 24 - I never before witnessed, with the utmost cheerfulness and perseverance. The heavy ordnance and stores were dragged by hand over mountains, and through ravines for nearly the whole distance, by roads which it had been previously necessary for the troops to make for themselves.
Page 157 - Kotah, in having headed a small party of men and attacked a body of armed fanatic rebels strongly posted in a loop-holed house with one narrow entrance ; stormed the house and killed three rebels in single combat, having lost half of one hand by a stroke from a tulwar and received two bayonet wounds ; was also...
Page 100 - ... division, under Major-General Gilbert, afforded the most opportune assistance by rapidly advancing to the attack of the enemy's batteries, entering their fortified position after a severe struggle, and sweeping through the interior of the camp. This division inflicted a very severe loss on the retreating enemy...
Page 95 - In this state of things the long night wore away. Near the middle of it, one of their heavy guns was advanced and played with deadly effect upon our troops.
Page 180 - ... into and over the Goomtee. This feat was performed under every disadvantage of broken ground and partially under the flanking fire of an adjoining fort.
Page 164 - The guns, I am happy to say, were saved ; but a waggon of Major Scott's battery was blown up. I must not fail to mention the excellent conduct of a sowar of the 4th Irregular Cavalry and two men of the 9th Lancers. Privates Thomas Hancock and John Purcell, who, when my horse was shot down, remained by me throughout. One of these men and the sowar offered me their horses, and I was dragged out by the sowar's horse. Private Hancock was severely wounded, and Private Purcell's horse was killed under...
Page 83 - I have ever known to be performed or have ever perused an account of in my life. He moved his troops through the desert against hostile forces ; he had his guns transported under circumstances of extreme difficulty, and in a manner the most extraordinary, and he cut off a retreat of the enemy which rendered it impossible for them ever to regain their position.
Page 152 - Lugard's attack on the 11th was pressed forward in like manner. The operation had now become one of engineering character, and the most earnest endeavours were made to save the infantry from being...
Page 135 - ... the report — the complete destruction of that post and all that it contained. If it had not been for this wise and strategic measure, no member of the Lucknow garrison, in all probability, would have survived to tell the tale ; for, as has already been stated, the...
Page 107 - ... disabled to justify an advance upon his position and guns. I then ordered my left division to advance, which had to move over a greater extent of ground, and in front of which the enemy seemed not to have many guns. Soon after, I directed Sir Walter Gilbert to advance, and sent orders to Brigadier Pope to protect the flank and support the movement. Brigadier Penny's brigade was held in reserve, while the Irregular Cavalry, under Brigadier Hearsey, with the 20th Native Infantry, was ordered to...

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