The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, Volume 2

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J. Murray, 1902 - Washington (D.C.)
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Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Capture by the British, 1814.
Generals -- Great Britain -- Biography.
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Page 41 - You voluntarily placed yourself in our hands as a hostage ; you are, however, to look upon me as having full power over you, and if you attempt to escape, you will assuredly be shot. I consider my nation at peace with yours, and I shall not molest your subjects; provided they are peaceable. When they bring in the cattle according to your commands, I shall select the bullocks, and return the cows and calves to them.
Page 111 - O ETERNAL Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea ; who hast compassed the waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end ; Be pleased to receive into thy almighty and most gracious protection, the persons of us thy servants, and the Fleet [or Ship] in which we serve.
Page 179 - Commander-in-Chief, with that foresight and judgment which mark the able general, had reinforced me by a considerable addition to my cavalry, some guns, and the 2nd brigade of my own Division, under Brigadier Wheeler, CB This reinforcement reached me on the 26th, and I had intended the next morning to move upon the enemy in his entrenchments, but the troops required one day's rest after the long marches Brigadier Wheeler had made.
Page 183 - Infantry, by the right of the village. The battle was won ; our troops advancing with the most perfect order to the common focus — the passage of the river. The enemy, completely hemmed in, were flying from our fire, and precipitating themselves in disordered masses into the ford and boats, in the utmost confusion and consternation ; our 8-inch howitzers soon began to play upon their boats, when the
Page 181 - On a near approach to his outposts this rumour was confirmed by a spy, who had just left his camp, saying the Sikh army was actually in march towards Jugraon. My advance was steady, my troops well in hand, and if he had anticipated me on the Jugraon road, I could have fallen upon his centre with advantage.
Page 183 - Lawrenson, dashed almost among the flying infantry, committing great havoc, until about eight hundred or one thousand men rallied under the high bank of a nullah, and opened a heavy but ineffectual fire from below the bank. I immediately directed the 30th native infantry to charge them, which they were able to do upon their left flank, while in a line in rear of the village. This native corps nobly obeyed my orders, and rushed among the Avitabile troops, driving them from under the bank, and exposing...
Page 180 - Cavalry considerably to the right, for the purpose of sweeping the banks of the wet nullah on my right, and preventing any of the enemy's horse attempting an inroad towards Loodiana, or any attempt upon the baggage assembled round the fort of Budhowal. " In this order the troops moved forward towards the enemy, a distance of six miles, the advance conducted by Captain Waugh, 16th Lancers, the Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master of Cavalry, Major Bradford...
Page 181 - I neared the enemy, the ground became most favourable for the troops to manoeuvre, being open and hard grass land. I ordered the Cavalry to take ground to the right and left by brigades, thus displaying the heads of the Infantry columns, and as they reached the hard ground I directed them to deploy into line. Brigadier Godby's brigade was in direct...
Page 179 - CB, and the other under Brigadier Stedman. The 1st division as it stood, two brigades : — Her Majesty's 53rd and 30th Native Infantry, under Brigadier Wilson, of the latter corps ; the 36th Native Infantry, and Nusseree battalion, under Brigadier Godby ; and the Shekawattee brigade under Major Forster.
Page 228 - Smith, placing his foot on the neck of the conquered savage, " this is to teach you that I have come hither to teach Kamrland that I am chief and master here, and this is the way I shall treat the enemies of the Queen of England.

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