Title: History of the Indian mutiny, 1857-1858 ...
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
2012. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781130025002
Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 Excerpt: ...infantry, the 1st Fusiliers, three hundred and Bookxi. seventy-six strong; the 7th Panjab Infantry, five Chaf v hundred and forty strong; of sappers, one hun-Dumber dred and twenty. He was joined on the march by "Wales's Horse and some Sikhs. The night before Seaton left DehK he was in-Seaton, lean formed that a considerable body of rebels had rebels are in assembled in the Aligarh district, and that they disrictT were threatening to attack the small force with which Colonel Farquhar held it. With characteristic vigour, Seaton, in spite of his convoy, proceeded to Aligarh by forced marches. Arriving there, he placed his convoy under the guns of the Aligarh fort, made arrangements for a field hospital, rid himself of every ounce of extra baggage, and taking with him a small portion of the marches fort garrison (one hundred men of the 3rd Euro-against em' peans) under Major Eld, set out to join Farquhar. He found him encamped at a place called Gangari, close to the suspension bridge over the Kali river. The enemy were believed to be some thirteen miles distant. Seaton at once, then, crossed the and sends-in-l jiii n Hodson to river, marched a mile and a hair, encamped m reconnoitre, some fields, and sent Hodson to the front to reconnoitre. Whilst Hodson, accompanied by Major Light Seaton and of the Bengal Artillery, a very gallant and skilful breakfastsoldier, were galloping to the front to reconnoitre, JjJJS? Seaton and the other officers sat down to their breakfasts, whilst the men, hungry after their march, watched the cook-boys as they prepared for them the same stimulating meal. The officers had breakfasted, the men were about to sit down 288 ATTACKS THE ENEMY NEAE GANGAEI. Book XT. Chapter V. 1857. December. when the alarm is sounded. The troops tu...
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