Delhi - 1857: The Siege, Assault, and Capture
W. & R. Chambers, 1902 - 371 páginas
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able advance Agra anxious appears Army arrived Artillery attack August battery Becher believe Brigadier camp Captain Cavalry Cawnpore Chester Chief Colonel KEITH YOUNG Column coming command continue corps DEAR Delhi DELHI CANTONMENTS Diary doubt enemy European expected fear fight firing five force four getting give gone Goorkhas Greathed guns hear heard heavy Hodson hope Horse hundred India Jemadar join July June killed kind King last night late leave letter looking loss Lucknow Major Meerut mess miles morning mutineers Native Native Infantry nearly Norman officers ordered party perhaps poor position present probably quiet rain reached received regiments remain road seems seen sent Sepoys side Simla soon suppose taken tell tent thing thousand to-day to-morrow told troops Umballa wife wounded write yesterday
Página 9 - er! But she ain't ! RECESSIONAL (189?) GOD of our fathers, known of old, Lord of our far-flung battle-line, Beneath whose awful Hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine — Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget — lest we forget ! The tumult and the shouting dies ; The captains and the kings depart : Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart. Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget — lest we forget!
Página 9 - Far-called, our navies melt away ; On dune and headland sinks the fire : Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre ! Judge of the Nations, spare us yet, Lest we forget — lest we forget ! If, drunk with sight of power, we loose Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe, Such boastings as the Gentiles use, Or lesser breeds without the Law — Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget — lest we forget...
Página 9 - If, drunk with sight of power, we loose Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe — Such boasting as the Gentiles use, Or lesser breeds without the Law — Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget — lest we forget! For heathen heart that puts her trust In reeking tube and iron shard — All valiant dust that builds on dust, And guarding calls not Thee to guard, — For frantic boast and foolish word, Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord!
Página 198 - General Havelock thanks his soldiers for their arduous exertions of yesterday, which produced in four hours the strange result of a rebel army driven from a strong position, eleven guns captured, and their whole force scattered to the winds, without the loss of a single British soldier.
Página 315 - ... view. These walls were about seven miles in circumference, and included an area of about three square miles.' (See Colonel Baird Smith's Report, dated 17th September 1857.) APPENDIX D. (Seepage 260.) MUTINY OF THE 50TH NATIVE INFANTRY. The following account of the Mutiny of the 50th Native Infantry — a regiment that remained staunch for long — is not only interesting as a narrative, but will serve to show the great difficulties the officers of mutineering regiments had to face : Letter from...
Página 314 - The eastern face of the city rests on the Jumna, and during the season of the year when our operations were carried on, the stream may be described as washing the base of the walls. All access to a besieger on the river front is, therefore, impracticable. The defences here consist of an irregular wall with occasional bastions and towers, and about one-half of the length of the river face is occupied by the palace of the King of Delhi and its outwork, the old...
Página 8 - ... To what is this astonishing effect to be attributed) To the fire of the British artillery, exceeding in rapidity and precision all that the. brigadier-general has ever witnessed in his not short career; to the...
Página 314 - These consist of a succession of bastioned fronts, the connecting curtains being very long, and the outworks limited to one crown-work at the Ajmere Gate, and Martello towers, mounting a single gun, at such points as require some additional flanking fire to that given by the bastions themselves. The bastions are small, mounting generally three guns in each face, two in each flank, and one in embrasure at the salient.
Página 314 - Delhi ; they are, in a word, modernised forms of the ancient works that existed when the city fell before Lord Lake's army in 1803. They extend about seven miles in circumference, and include an area of about three square miles.
Página 198 - To what is this astonishing effect to be attributed ? To the fire of the British artillery, exceeding in rapidity and precision all that the Brigadier-General has ever witnessed in his not short career ; to the power of the...