The Rise and Fall of Chartism in Monmouthshire

The Rise and Fall of Chartism in Monmouthshire

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...his body with a pike, when hisassailant was shot by a soldier; and again he was near being shot by one ofthe military, who, in the smoke produced by the firing, mistaking Mr. Phillips for one of the foe, -levelled his piece at him (then on half cock, ) and would have fired, but for a person who happily turned the muzzle of the gun aside, and exclaimed "It is the Mayorl" The heat of the conflict lasted about a quarter of an hour, when the defeated Chartists took to flight, in all directions, throwing away their arms, and abandoning their dead and dying. The rear of the column up Stowhill, fled across the fields, below the Church, and in all quarters, scattering their weapons as they went, and appearing panic-stricken on hearing the roll of the musketry. Many who suffered in the fight, crawled away; some exhibiting frightful wounds, and glaring eyes, wildly crying for mercy, and seeking a shelter from the charitable; others, desperately maimed, were carried in the arms of the humane for medical aid; and a few of the miserable objects that were helplessly and mortally wounded, continued for some minutes to writhe in tortures, crying for water, and presenting in their gory agonies, a dismal and impressive example to any of the political seducers, or the seduced, who might have been within view, and a sickening and melancholy spectacle for the eye of humanity! In addition to the injury which was sustained by Mr. Phillips and Sergeant Daly, Mr. Henry Williams, ironmonger, of Newport, was wounded severely, and Mr. Morgan, draper, of the Water100 House, Commercial-street, received a gun-shot wound: the ball was extracted, and he has since completely recovered. Mr. Walker also was severely wounded, while reconnoitring the Chartist...
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916530
  • 9781236916532