Biographical Sketch of Sir Henry Havelock

Biographical Sketch of Sir Henry Havelock

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...was immediately granted, and without delay it was made use of. He found under his command little more than five hundred European troops, while the native regiments numbered nearly ten times as many. 'Not a day was lost. He put the Residency into a state of defence, stored it with provisions, and fortified the Muchhee Bhowun. He then awaited the 1 storm; and he had not long to wait. About the 24th the first indications of it were heard, and he immediately removed the sick, with the women and children into the Residency. On the 30th, it broke out with its usual precursors of massacre and bloodshed, and before the end of June, not only the capital, but the province, from one end to the other, was up in fierce rebellion. It may justly be a question whether in other provinces the rebellion has not been confined to the'army, but unhappily in Oude it admits of no discussion. Here, under the leadership of every petty prince or landowner, bands of ruthless brigands have been led on to every conceivable excess, scouring the land in search of Europeans, and butchering them with horrid cruelty. To recapitulate the earlier incidents in the DeFence Of Lucknow were a needless task. They are known to tEe world. Sufficient to say that, 1 in the hope of intercepting a large body of mutineers from Fyzabad, Sir Henry, on the 29th of June, issued from the Residency with such forces as he could command. Induced to proceed further than he intended, he discovered, when too 'late, that the strength of the enemy was five times as large as he had been informed. The odds were immense, and, to add to his anxiety, his native artillery proved traitors. They cut the traces of the guns, overturned them into ditches or rendered them otherwise unserviceable, and fled to swell the...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565525
  • 9781236565525