The Panjab Chiefs, Historical and Biographical Notices

The Panjab Chiefs, Historical and Biographical Notices

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...campaign of 1858-59, and was present at most of the important actions. At Nandganj, after capturing 3 guns, he was very badly injured by tha blowing up of the tumbrils by a desperado from the enemy's ranks. From the injuries he received there he suffered for several months. The Government have rewarded the services of Man Singh by the grant of jagirs in Oude and in Panjab of the value of 000 Rs., and 400 Rs, per annum, respectively. He still commands the same troop to which he was originally posted at Lahore, in 1857, and which has been incorporated with the 9th Regiment Bengal Cavalry. Mehtab Singh, the eldest son of Sirdar Jodh Singh, was killed in suppressing a disturbance at Chakowal, in 1838. ILrsa Singh, the second son, like his uncle Man Singh, is a Risaldar in the 9th Bengal Cavalry. He was appointed to command one of the troops of cavalry raised by Man Singh, in November, 1857. In the middle of 1S58 he went with his detachment to Oude, and joined the head-quarters of' Hodson's Horse' then commanded by Col. Daly, c. B. He fought with distinction in all the chief battles of the latter Oude campaign; Sultanpur, Fyzabad, &c. across the Indus, and at the close of the successful Peshawar campaign, against Sultan Muhammad Khan, he was made governor of the conquered district, with Bannu and Yusafzai. The Maharaja also granted him a jagir of 5,000 Rs. in Pothiar. The Prince then proceeded down the frontier, which he found in a fearful state of misgovernment, and the Diwan was made governor of Dera Ismail Khan, Tak, Bannu and Isakheyl. Partdb Singh, in April, 1861, joined the Police Force as Subhadar. He is now Deputy Inspector in the Municipal Police of Amritsar. Many others of the family have done good service under the British Government, more

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  • English
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