History of the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858; Commencing from the Close of the Second Volume of Sir John Kaye's History of the Sepoy War Volume 2

History of the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858; Commencing from the Close of the Second Volume of Sir John Kaye's History of the Sepoy War Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...a village about two miles of this place, a few shots were heard, and Hodson, who was with the advanced guard, sent word that the enemy's outposts had fired their muskets, and galloped ofi. On receiving this report, Seaton brought all his men through the village, then halted, and served out bread and grog to the men, whilst Hodson and the engineers went to the front to reconnoitre. In about twenty minutes Hodson returned to report that the enemy had formed across the road, barring the entrance to Pattiali; that their right and right centre were resting on some large ravines, on the right face and front of which earthworks had been thrown up; that their left centre and left were posted in front of gardens and enclosures, covered on the extreme left by their cavalry, posted in an open country. In front of the centre of their position, and about half a mile from it, was a small village, through which, they had calculated, the British force would advance. They had laid their plans accordingly. On hearing this report Seaton disposed his force for action. On the right he massed Hodson's Horse, the Carabineers and Lancers, and an ATTACKS AND nurmrs THEM. I 291 some light guns; in the centre the Eiuopeans; on the left the native infantry, and the heavy guns. His plan was to turn their left flank. Occupying, then, the small village of which I have spoken with a few men, and thus constituting that village the left of his position, he brought four guns to the front on the extreme right, and sent four more to take up a position almost enfilading the enemy's position from left to right. But before these could unlimber, the enemy opened fire from a battery of twelve guns.' In a few minutes, however, the British guns replied, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847407
  • 9781236847409