The Loyal Rajputana, Or, a Description of the Services of the Rajputana Princes to the British Government Rendered During the Mutiny of 1857

The Loyal Rajputana, Or, a Description of the Services of the Rajputana Princes to the British Government Rendered During the Mutiny of 1857

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...to public service. Brigadier-General Napier, who had been nominated to be his successor, willingly oflered to serve as second in command, and Sir Hugh Rose was glad to have so able an officer to assist him. Starting on the 5th June and overtaking Stuart at.induki on the I2th, reached Bahadurpur the scene of Sendhia's defeat on the 16th June. The march was attended with considerable difficulty from absence of roads, want of maps, rivers difficult to be crossed and. heat so intense that the thermometer once stood at 130 and burst. Sir Hugh's plan was to invest Gwalior most closely and to attack it on the weakest_ point, the investing troops to cut off the escape of the rebels. With great trouble he ascertained that the weakest side of Gwalior the best suited for the attack was the east where the city was commanded by high hills. The first position of the rebels strengthened by infantry, cavalry and artillery, fronting his force, was the Murar Cantonment. Feeling certain that his men would be reinvigorated' rather than fatigued by an immediate action, and that the morale of the enemy would be damped by his attacking them', unexpectedly he marched against Murar soon after his arrival at Bahadurpur at 6 A. M. on the 16.th June and completely defeated the rebels in a single action. The capture of the Murar cantonment, which was the first defeat, sustained by the combined forces of the Kalpi and Gwalior rebels, enabled Sir Hugh Rose at once to open communication with Agra, and Brigadier Smith at Kota-ki-Sarai and to reconnoiter Gwalior from the east. In the meantime, Brigadier Smith had' a sharp encounter with the enemy and was able partially to occupy the heights to the east of Gwalior in spite of determined opposition...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931831
  • 9781236931832