The East India Military Calendar: Containing the Services of General and Field Officers of the Indian Army, Volume 3

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Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen, 1826 - India
 

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Page 406 - I will not deny myself the pleasure of stating an incident related to me by a respectable public servant of the government of Mysoor, who was sent in 1807 to assist in the adjustment of a disputed boundary between that territory and the district in charge of this collector- A violent dispute occurred in his presence between some villagers, and the party aggrieved threatened to go to Anantpoor and complain to their father- He perceived that Colonel Munro was meant, and found upon inquiry that he was...
Page 74 - Gillespie be alive, he is now at the head of the nineteenth dragoons, and God Almighty has sent him from the West Indies to save our lives in the East.
Page 401 - It is obvious, from what 1 have already stated, that a war once excited in India might draw into its vortex many whom fear of our power only kept at peace. With respect to the Pindarries themselves, the difficulty was to find an opportunity of striking a decisive blow. Attacked, routed, scattered in all directions, they would speedily collect and congregate again ; as a globule of quicksilver, dispersing for a moment under the pressure of the finger, re-unites as soon as that pressure is withdrawn.
Page 263 - In common with the rest of the army, this officer had smiled at the recital of these absurd challenges ; but, while reconnoitring on the dank of the column of march, one of them was personally addressed to himself by a horseman, who from dress and appearance, seemed to be of some distinction. He accepted the invitation, and the requisite precautions were mutually acceded to : they fought, and he slew his antagonist. After this incident, the challenges were frequently addressed, not, as formerly,...
Page 503 - ... His Excellency in Council signifies his most distinguished approbation of the firmness and intrepidity of the officers and men of the Native infantry, who, with His Majesty's 76th regiment, at the point of the bayonet, forced an enemy, considerably superior in numbers, from a powerful and well-served artillery, and opened the way for the successful charge of the cavalry.
Page 272 - ... threatened by large bodies of the enemy ; after some manoeuvring they took post with their right to a village, and the support of these troops eventually brought on the action. The column of the principal division, or right wing of the army, successively deployed into line on the left of the pickets, and when formed, advanced on the enemy. An interval between two brigades caused by the nature of the ground, seemed to present an opportunity for an effort of cavalry, which the Sultaun himself directed...
Page 310 - Goontoor; throughout the whole of the war from 1790 to 1792 in Mysore; and in the countries ceded to the Nizam by the peace of 1792 ; and from that period engaged in the first attempts to methodize and embody the geography of the Deccan ; attempts that were unfortunately thwarted or impeded by measures not necessary to be here detailed.
Page 512 - Holcar and Meer Khan again appeared in considerable force in the countries north-west of Delhi. Although their armies possessed no solid strength, nor were calculated to make any serious impression, being principally composed of predatory horse, yet still, if not timely checked, they might have caused great mischief, by laying waste the country and destroying the villages. When Lord Lake had received money sufficient to relieve the immediate wants of the troops, who, from unavoidable causes, were...
Page 237 - ... the ruined village of Dalla, where it took post in the neighbouring jungle, sending on a division to occupy the almost inaccessible ground on the bank of the river, and from which they soon opened a distant fire upon the shipping. Another division immediately took ground in front of Kemmindine, and for six successive days tried in vain every effort that hope of success and dread of failure could call forth, to drive the brave 26th and a handful of Europeans from this post, while tremendous fire-rafts,...
Page 175 - Next morning the officers rising early, missed nothing, and began to exult in their success; when one of the serjeants arrived with shame and dismay pictured on his countenance, and informed them, that the whole of the arms belonging to the main guard were missing, and that all the natives had abandoned the village. Every search though undertaken instantly, was in vain, and the detachment was compelled to march away unarmed, and fully aware of the reception they would be likely to meet with from...

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