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Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-59: Including the Relief Seige and Capture of Lucknow and the Campaigns in Rohilcund and Oude

1895

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We had two tug steamers the Belleisle being considered too large for a single tug of the horspower of those days ; and the pilot and tug commanders all sent bundles of the latest Calcutta papers on board from which we learned the first news of the sieges of Delhi and Lucknow of the horrible massacre at Cawpore and of the gallant advance of the small force under Generals Havelock Neill [...] Mark my words and rmember them when I am dead and buried." Strange to say on the 16th of November Henderson was severely wounded at the taking of the Shah Nujeef died in the retreat from Lucknow on the evening of the 20th of November and was buried on the banks of the Ganges just opposite the bridge of boats at Cawnpore. [...] The elder men at the time of which I write could all talk of the victories of Lords Lake and Combermere and the Caubul war of 1840-42 and the younger hands could tell us of the victories of Lords Gough and Hardinge in the Punjab. [...] Kavanagh's gallant deed and that fact has made me as a soldier of the relieving force put on record my impressions of the great value of the service he rendered at a most critical juncture in the fortunes of the country.' By the afternoon of the 12th of November the total 1 Kavanagh was a European clerk in one of the newly-instituted Government offices. [...] If I were a millioaire I would myself erect a statue to Sir Colin Campbell on the spot where the muster-roll of the Ninety-Third was called on the east of the gate of the Secundrabagh with a life-sized figure of a private of the Fifty-Third SY General Evart 61 and Ninety-Third a sailor and a Sikh at each corner with the names of every man who fell in the assault on the 16th of November 1857

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Frontmatter i-xii William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter I. The Ninety-Third—Sail for China—Counter-Ordered to Calcutta—Arrival in India 1-8 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter II. March up Country—Fuitehpore—Cawnpore 9-25 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter III. Start for Lucknow—Sir Colin—the Dilkoosha —Martiniere—Secundrabagh 26-50 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter IV. The Ninety-Third—Anecdotes of the Secundrabagh—General Ewart—the Shah Nujeef 51-73 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter V. Personal Anecdotes—Capture of the Shah Nujeef —a Fearful Experience 74-93 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter VI. Breakfast under Difficulties — Long Shots —the Little Drummer—Evacuation of the Residency by The Garrison 94-113 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter VII. Bagpipes at Lucknow—a Bewildered Baboo—The Forced March to Cawnpore—Opium—Wyndham’s Mistake 114-134 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter VIII. Anecdotes—Action with the Gwalior Contingent—its Defeat—Pursuit of the Nana—Bithoor John Lang and Jotee Pershad 135-159 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter IX. Hodson Of Hodson’s Iiorse—Action at the Kaler Nuddee—Futtehghur 160-171 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter X. The Strange Story of Jamie Green 172-193 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter XI. The Siege of Lucknow—Sir Colin Appointed Colonel of the Ninety-Third—Assault on the Martiniere —a “Rank” Joke 194-204 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter XII. Assault on the Begum’s Kothee—Death of Captain Mdonald—Major Hodson Wounded-his Death 205-218 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter XIII. Jung Bahadoor—Gunpowder—the Mohurrum at Lucknow—Loot 219-230 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter XIV. An Ungrateful Duty—Captain Burroughs—The Dilkoosha Again—General Walpole at Rooyah —The Ramgunga 231-251 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Chapter XV. Battle of Bareilly—Ghazis—a Terrible Accident Halt at Bareilly—Actions of Posgaon Russool-pore and Nowrungabad—Rest at Last! 252-270 William Forbes-Mitchell

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Appendices 271-295 William Forbes-Mitchell

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307
SARF Document ID
sarf.145145

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