Historical Records of the 32nd, Cornwall, Light Infantry, Now the 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall's L. I.: From the Formation of the Regiment in 1702 Down to 1892

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George Clayton Swiney
Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1893 - 386 pages

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Page 198 - The Major-General, therefore, in gratitude for and admiration of the brilliant deeds in arms achieved by General Havelock and his gallant troops, will cheerfully waive his rank on the occasion, and will accompany the force to Lucknow in his civil capacity as Chief Commissioner of Oude, tendering his military services to General Havelock as a volunteer.
Page 208 - ... and devoted officers and men who have fallen. These silent witnesses bear sad and solemn testimony to the way in which this feeble position has been defended. During the early part of these vicissitudes, we were left without any information whatever regarding the posture of affairs outside. An occasional spy did indeed come in with the object of inducing our sepoys and servants to desert ; but the intelligence derived from such sources was, of course, entirely untrustworthy. We sent our messengers,...
Page 154 - At half-past seven o'clock the army advanced in the order described with the precision of a parade movement. The enemy opened their fire at a very long distance, which exposed to my Artillery both the position and range of their guns. I halted the Infantry just out of fire, and advanced the whole of my Artillery, covered by skirmishers. The cannonade now opened upon the enemy was the most magnificent I ever witnessed, and as terrible in its effects.
Page 208 - ... day of the siege, when a pensioner named Ungud came back with a letter from General Havelock's camp, informing us that they were advancing with a force sufficient to bear down all opposition, and would be with us in five or six days.
Page 187 - All those who are in no way connected with the acts of Lord Dalhousie, and are willing to lay down their arms, shall receive a safe passage to Allahabad.
Page 105 - British army has had in producing these events, and the high character with which the army will quit this country, must be equally satisfactory to every individual belonging to it, as they are to the Commander of the Forces, and he trusts that the troops will continue the same good conduct to the last. " The Commander of the Forces once more requests the army to accept his thanks.
Page 198 - Havelock, CB; and Major-General Outram feels that it is due to this distinguished officer, and the strenuous and noble exertions which he has already made to effect that object, that to him should accrue the honour of the achievement.
Page 208 - ... forcing their way in. The sixth day, however, expired, and they came not ; but for many evenings after officers and men watched for the ascension of the expected rockets, with hopes such as make the heart sick. We knew not then, nor did we learn until the 29th of...
Page 356 - Soorjkoond, storm and capture of the city, and surrender of the fortress ; also at the surrender of the fort and garrison of Cheniote, and battle of Goojerat (medal and clasps).
Page 383 - Sept. 1848, the action of Soorjkoond, storm and capture of the city, and surrender of...

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