A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan from the Year MDCCXLV; To Which Is Prefixed a Dissertation on the Establishments Made by Mahomedan Conquerors in Indostan Volume 1

A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan from the Year MDCCXLV; To Which Is Prefixed a Dissertation on the Establishments Made by Mahomedan Conquerors in Indostan Volume 1

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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. 1775 edition. Excerpt: ...of parapets from a situation twelve feet higher than the enemy upon the battery, who were totally exposed from head to foot, and were likewise taken T t 2 on j753. on each flank by two pieces of cannon, as well as by the fire of some 'vmJ parties of Sepoys posted on the main rampart on each hand of the gateway. Thus galled, unable to retreat, and finding that resistance served only to expose them more, they desisted from firing, and every man endeavoured to shelter himself as he could; some in the embrasures of the battery, others behind a cavalier contiguous to it, and the rest in the interval between the two walls; the garrison, nevertheless, trusting to no appearances of security, continued to sire upon all such places in which they suspected them to be concealed. At length the day, long wished for by both sides, appeared; when the French, flinging down their arms, asked for quarter, which was immediately granted. The officers from the rampart ordered them to assemble in the interval between the two walls, from whence they were conducted, in small bodies at a time, by a party of Europeans into the city, through the gateway they had assaulted. Three hundred and sixty Europeans were thus made prisoners, of which number sixty-seven were wounded: thirty-seven were found killed upon the battery and in the rest of the works: those who escaped by leaping down were taken up by their own troops waiting on the outside of the ditch;-but the French themselves confessed, that of the whole number, which was near one hundred, every man was much disabled j and some few were killed. Thus ended this assault, which after exposing the city of Tritchanopoly to the greatest risque it had run during the war, ended by impairing the French force more than any other...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236611993
  • 9781236611994