The Punjab and Delhi in 1857: Being a Narrative of the Measures by which the Punjab was Saved and Delhi Recovered During the Indian Mutiny, Volume 1

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William Blackwood and Sons, 1861 - Delhi (India)
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Page vii - If the Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say : if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us; They had swallowed us up quick : when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.
Page 393 - This book contains by far the most vivid picture of Scottish life and manners that has been given to the public since the days of Sir Walter Scott. In bestowing upon it this high praise, we make no exception, not even in favour of Lord Cockburn's Memorials — the book which resembles it most, and which ranks next to it in interest.
Page 365 - Regiment confided in their Government, and believed their commanding officer, instead of crediting the idle stories with which false and evil-minded men have deceived them, their religious scruples would still have remained inviolate, and themselves would still be, as they have hitherto been, faithful soldiers, trusted by the State, and laying up for future years all the rewards of a long and honourable service. " But the Governor-General in Council can no longer have any confidence in this regiment,...
Page 388 - The guns, I am happy to say, were saved ; but a waggon of Major Scott's battery was blown up. I must not fail to mention the excellent conduct of a sowar of the 4th. Irregular Cavalry and two men of the 9th. Lancers, Privates Thomas Hancock and John Purcell, who, when my horse was shot down, remained by me throughout. One of these men and the sowar offered me their horses, and I was dragged out by the sowar's horse. Private Hancock was severely wounded, and Private Purcell's horse was killed under...
Page 364 - From all I could glean there is not the slightest doubt that this insurrection has been originated and matured in the palace of the King of Delhi, and that with his full knowledge and sanction, in the mad attempt to establish himself in the sovereignty of this country. It is well known that he has called on the neighbouring states to co-operate with him in .thus trying to subvert the existing Government.
Page 366 - His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief. " This order is to be read at the head of every regiment, troop, and company in the service.
Page 394 - ... fortune to meet with We do not often pray for autobiographies— for, as a class of literature, they are of very unequal merit — but we shall heartily rejoice to see as many more autobiographies as possible if they are half as well worth reading as Jupiter Carlyle's."— National Review. " A more racy volume of memoirs was never given to the world — nor one more difficult to set forth— save by the true assertion, that there is scarcely a page which does not contain matter for extract or...
Page 22 - It was carefully and clearly shown to them that the cartridges which they would be called upon to use contained nothing which could do violence to their religious scruples. If after receiving these assurances, the sepoys of the 34th Regiment, or of any other regiment, still refuse to place trust in their officers and in the Government, and still allow suspicions to take root in their minds, and to grow into disaffection, insubordination, and mutiny, the fault is their own, and their punishment will...
Page 217 - ... means of living comfortably in your homes. Those who have studied history know well that no army has ever been more kindly treated than that of India. Those regiments which now remain faithful will receive the rewards due to their constancy ; those soldiers who fall away now will lose their service for ever ! It will be too late to lament hereafter when the time has passed by. Now is the opportunity of proving your loyalty and good faith. The British Government will never want for native soldiers....
Page 312 - I was attacked by a large force of mutineers, accompanied by heavy guns, from Delhi. I immediately sent off a company of Her Majesty's 60th Royal Rifles, with another in support, to hold the iron bridge, which is the key of my position ; and I detached the four guns of Major Tombs' troop, supported by a squadron of Carabineers, right along the bank of the Hindun river.

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