Nine Years on the North-west Frontier of India from 1854 to 1863

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Bentley, 1868 - India - 352 pages
 

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Page 223 - SIR,— I have the honour to state for the information of his Excellency the Governor...
Page 221 - Governor-General is pleased to direct the publication of the following despatch, from the Assistant Adjutant- General of the Army, dated 9th June, 1858, forwarding one from Brigadier-General J.
Page 225 - Thelwall, was ordered by a circuitous route to ascend the mountain with a view to cutting off their retreat into the Chumla territory, whilst a party of the 98th Foot under Captain Cotton, my Aide-de-Camp, proceeded straight up the hill to dislodge them from their position. A few shots only were however exchanged, and the enemy hastily escaped, leaving a few killed by the 9th Punjaub Infantry. During the day the troops were employed under the direction of Captain Hyde, Engineers, in destroying the...
Page 8 - It ill suited such an officer tamely to submit to such indignities, inflicted upon the British Government, of which he was the representative. He well knew the character of the people he had been cast amongst, and he knew that imbecile and pusillanimous measures were not measures of humanity, but the reverse, always tending in the end to disaster and destruction. He knew that the natives of those parts were simply invited to revolt by acts of an apparently conciliatory nature, and that they imputed...
Page 227 - ... Moulvie died about the beginning of April 1858, and his followers were said to have gone off from Mungul Thanna to Suttana, to place themselves under another Hindustanee Moulvie there. But Mookurrub Khan's family and property were reported to have been removed for safety to the vacant fort of Moulvie Enayut Allee at Mungul Thanna. It would therefore render the chastisement of the Khan more complete and memorable, if we could also destroy this last remaining fastness. By all accounts the road...
Page 228 - Hindustanee fanatics and thieves who flocked around Syud Abbas, must have lived here in great enjoyment and security, and it was easy to understand the prestige that surrounded them. 16. The advanced troops bivouacked at Mungul Thanna for the night ; the Sappers being engaged all night under Captain Hyde's instructions in mining the buildings. At daylight of...
Page 230 - E columns on the hills, and was enabled from thence to direct the operations generally. 25. The 18th Punjaub Infantry, under Lieutenant Williamson having, without opposition, succeeded in reaching the crest of the mountain above Lower Suttana, and having moved northward along the same, and also on a pathway on the side of the mountain in two divisions, came in contact with the enemy (the fanatics) on the height called Shah Noorkee Lurree, where they were strongly posted in a small village, and in...
Page 9 - ... upon the Colonel, and plunged a dagger into his breast. He fell mortally wounded. The man was seized and hung, glorying in his deed of blood. Poor Mackeson died and was buried in the cantonment of Peshawur, in a position of security, as it was then discovered that large sums of money had been offered for his head, for exln'bition at the Affghan capital.
Page 234 - Captain Thelwall, Captain Blagrave, and Lieutenant Williamson, commanding respectively 6th, 8th, 9th, 12th, and 18th Punjaub Infantry; Lieutenant Kennedy, commanding corps of Guides ; Lieutenant Lock-wood, commanding detachment of Peshawur Light Horse ; I have to offer my best thanks, for the efficient manner in which they commanded their respective corps : the same are due to the officers and men of the whole force, whose excellent conduct and discipline in the field deserve my most unqualified...
Page 196 - Our great name is 1857. on our frontier, whilst Calcutta and this seaboard, in June 26. the plenitude of power, with European reinforcements continually arriving, will afford eventually and more surely the necessary succour. At this very moment six or eight regiments of Europeans must be between Calcutta and Delhi, en route to the seat of war, and treble that amount will be eventually thrown in from home and elsewhere, and by such means must our supremacy be recovered. When could our troops reach...

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