Correspondence of Lieut.-General the Hon. Sir George Cathcart, K. C. B., Relative to His Military Operations in Kaffraria, Until the Termination of the Kafir War, and to His Measures for the Future Maintenance of Peace on That Frontier

Correspondence of Lieut.-General the Hon. Sir George Cathcart, K. C. B., Relative to His Military Operations in Kaffraria, Until the Termination of the Kafir War, and to His Measures for the Future Maintenance of Peace on That Frontier

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...Line Drift, the direct communication between Graham's Town and King William's Town, which had remained closed since the commencement of the war, was re-opened. The Temacha post, also, at once served as a separation between the loyal and disloyal, and rendering the country of Seyolo no longer tenable, shortly induced the surrender of that chief. 2ndly. Although all the advantages to be derived from the port of East London and the garrison of King William's Town were duly appreciated and kept in operation, the head-quarters were removed to Fort Beaufort, as the point within the colony from whence military operations might be directed in a systematic manner, with a view not only to the suppression of rebellion within the boundary, but the removal of hostilities far beyond it, according to the system above enunciated. 3rdly. In addition to the existing organisation of paid levies and numerous burgher stations, which appeared to be insufficient for the purpose, the measure of the establishment of an efficient mounted police for the better protection of the border districts was carried out with as little delay as possible. The importance of this measure, proved by its successful operation, is sufficiently manifest to require no argument in support of it. 4thly. The next step was to provide, with all possible attention to the other numerous points then in difficulty, for the better restraint of the lawless forays which emanated from the Waterkloof, as far as the means then available would admit; but a due regard to other exigencies did not render those means sufficient for a final clearance at that moment. Some active operations, however, ending in the establishment of a permanent military post, garrisoned by a battalion in the centre of the Kroome...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662713X
  • 9781236627131