Recollections of Four Years' Service in the East with H.M. Fortieth Regiment; Comprising an Account of the Taking of Kurachee in Lower Scinde, in 1839. Operations in Upper Scinde in 1840 and 1841 and the Operations of the Candahar

Recollections of Four Years' Service in the East with H.M. Fortieth Regiment; Comprising an Account of the Taking of Kurachee in Lower Scinde, in 1839. Operations in Upper Scinde in 1840 and 1841 and the Operations of the Candahar

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...upon them. On the 11th we marched, at 6ur usual hour, in direction of Candahar; on our route we received intelligence, that a most determined attack on that city, the night previous, had been gallantly repulsed by the garrison left under Colonel Lane. At ten o'clock we halted for half an hour, and had breakfast, after which we continued our march over a disagreeable broken country till about seven in the evening, the rain pouring on us without intermission the whole day. Our rear-guard, during the early part of the forenoon, was much annoyed by a body of cavalry, amounting to nearly a thousand men; on approaching Candahar, however, the latter drew off. After halting near old Candahar, we became acutely sensible of the claims of hunger, and, impatient of the inertness that was observed to distinguish the actions of our messman, began to call loudly for dinner. At length the truth would out; for, anticipating that we were to go into Candahar, where he could have obtained some supplies, he had neglected to provide anything, and all that could be procured for our hungry mess were a few bones--actual undisguised bones!--we had often heard that there is more sustenance in bones than in meat, but we never expected to have been obliged to test the practical truth of the assertion. Soaked with rain, and irritated by a disappointment of so serious a nature, it will easily be credited that we were far from presenting a picture of the sweetest amiability. On the 12th we marched into Candahar, when the regiments moved to their respective quarters. The following particulars of the attack on the city were communicated to us: --Early on the 10th, large bodies of the enemy began to assemble near Candahar, occupying the gardens in the vicinity, and the cantonments...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550021
  • 9781236550026