"[...]troops. Twenty-four guns were placed on the anding-place, which, with the appearance of several war- Our Sailors by William Henry Giles Kingston.junks, showed that resistance was going to be offered. The troops were landed in two divisions, under Major-General Burrell's supervision. The fire from the batteries and from the shores was soon silenced by the British "men of war." Not far distant from the city was a hill surrounded on three sides by a deep canal and very boggy land, and our troops took up position on this hill; and though fire was opened on them till nearly midnight, the effects of it were scarcely felt. On the morning of the 6th the guns were directed towards the city, but as no sound could be heard or troops seen, it was thought that the city had probably been evacuated, and a party was sent forward to find out if this was the case. The walls[...]."
- Paperback | 254 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.94mm | 371.94g
- 26 Apr 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations