Political and Military Events in British India: From the Years 1756 to 1849, Volume 1

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W.H. Allen & Company, 1853 - India

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Page 230 - XIX The present definitive treaty of Peace is declared common to the sublime Ottoman Porte, the ally, of his Britannic majesty; and the sublime Porte shall be invited to transmit its act of accession as soon as possible.
Page 317 - At half-past seven o'clock the army advanced in the order described with the precision of a parade movement. The enemy opened their fire at a very long distance, which exposed to my Artillery both the position and range of their guns. I halted the Infantry just out of fire, and advanced the whole of my Artillery, covered by skirmishers. The cannonade now opened upon the enemy was the most magnificent I ever witnessed, and as terrible in its effects.
Page 220 - Lasting peace and friendship between the two empires. 2. China to pay twenty-one millions of dollars in the course of the present and three succeeding years. 3. The ports of Canton, Amoy, Foo-chow-foo, Ningpo, and Shanghai to be thrown open to British merchants, consular officers to be appointed to reside at them, and regular and just tariffs of import and export (as well as inland transit) duties to be established and published.
Page 280 - ... in our cavalry parties, and made strenuous efforts to regain the position at Ferozeshah : this attempt was defeated ; but its failure had scarcely become manifest, when the Sirdar renewed the contest with more troops and a large artillery. He commenced by a combination against our left flank, and when this was frustrated, made such a demonstration against the captured village as compelled us to change our whole front to the right. His guns during this manoeuvre maintained an incessant fire, whilst,...
Page 259 - Jalna : and I have to observe, that this separation was necessary, — first, because both corps could not pass through the same defiles in one day ; secondly...
Page 272 - When the Infantry advanced to the attack, Brigadier Brooke rapidly pushed on his Horse Artillery close to the jungle, and the cannonade was resumed on both sides. The Infantry under Major-Generals Sir Harry Smith, Gilbert, and Sir John M'Caskill, attacked in echelon of lines the enemy's Infantry, almost invisible amongst wood and the approaching darkness of night.
Page 273 - The opposition of the enemy was such as might have been expected from troops who had everything at stake, and who had long vaunted of being irresistible. The ample and extended line, from their great superiority of numbers, far outflanked ours ; but this was counteracted by the flank movements of our cavalry. The attack of the infantry now commenced, and the roll of fire from this powerful arm soon convinced the Sikh army that they had met with a foe they little expected , and their whole force was...
Page 254 - Lordship must have witnessed, with the same pride and pleasure that I did, the brilliant advance of these columns under their respective leaders, the European and native soldiers appearing emulous to prove their loyalty and devotion; and...
Page 277 - They threw themselves upon the guns, and with matchless gallantry wrested them from the enemy ; but when the batteries were partially within our grasp, our soldiery had to face such a fire of musketry from the Sikh infantry, arrayed behind their guns, that, in spite of the most heroic efforts, a portion only of the entrenchment could be carried. Night fell while the conflict was everywhere raging.
Page 271 - The rapid and well-directed fire of our artillery appeared soon to paralyse that of the enemy ; and, as it was necessary to complete our infantry dispositions without advancing the artillery too near to the jungle, I directed the cavalry under Brigadiers White and Gough to make a flank movement on the enemy's left, with a view of threatening and turning that flank, if possible. With praiseworthy gallantry, the 3rd...

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