A Soldier's Experience

A Soldier's Experience

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Some may regard the work as of a very mixed character, nevertheless I am in hopes that it will both interest and entertain thousands. And here I must beg my readers to remember that the book is submitted to their judgment as a record of facts, and not as an attempt at fine writing. I took part in some of the most desperate scenes in those arduous campaigns of the Crimea, the Indian Mutiny, and Afghanistan. At the Alma I was one of those who led the way up the fatal heights; at Inkermann I was in the thick of the fight, and was wounded. I was beside that Christian hero, Captain Hedley Vicars, when he fell in his country's cause, with the words on his lips-"For England's home and glory-follow me." It would be well if thousands of the fast young men of the present day took a lesson from the life of that exemplary soldier. I was also engaged in those memorable struggles that were carried on, night after night and day after day, before Sebastopol; and was wounded a second time in that bloody attack on the Redan, in which a Norfolk man-the late General (then Colonel) Windham-gained an immortal name. In giving my experiences during that campaign I may in some respects seem to be repeating an "oft-told tale," yet, as a personal narrative, it will, I think, be new to many, and will afford information not elsewhere to be found.show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 508g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508653569
  • 9781508653561