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acknowledge the receipt addressed advance Afghan Afghanistan Afreedees Allahabad ammunition April army arrival attack brigade Brigadier Wild British Government Cabool camels camp Candahar Captain Macgregor Captain Mackeson carriage chiefs Clerk command communication copy corps dated detachment directed dispatch ditto Dost Mahomed Khan enemy Excellency the Commander-in-Chief Ferozepore force forward garrison Ghuznee Governor-General in Council Governor-General of India guns havildars Horse Artillery inclose India in Council instant instructions January Jellalabad Jemadar Jezailchees Khyber Pass killed Lahore letter Lieutenant Lieutenant-Colonel Light Cavalry Lordship in Council Mahomed Akbar Khan Majesty's 31st Major Outram Major Pottinger Major-General Lumley Major-General Nott Major-General Pollock Major-General Sir military move Musjid officers orders party Peshawur Political Agent position prisoners Quetta received Regiment Native Infantry retire rupees Sappers sent sepoys Shah Shooja Sikh Sikh troops Sinde Sir Jasper Nicolls Sir Robert Sale Sirdar Sukkur supplies T. H. MADDOCK tribes ultimo wounded
Page 167 - Affghanistan, not from any deficiency of means to maintain our position, but because we are satisfied that the king we have set up, has not, as we were erroneously led to imagine, the support of the nation over which he has been placed.
Page 291 - ... which we retired as solemn as that which accompanied our advance ; and we should retire as a conquering, not as a defeated power; but we cannot sanction the occupation of an advanced position beyond the Khyber Pass by Major-General Pollock, unless that General should be satisfied that he can, — without depending upon the forbearance of the tribes near the Pass, which, obtained only by purchase, must, under all circumstances, be precarious, and without depending upon the fidelity of the...
Page 8 - Jellalabad has been saved, which it would not have been had a force not been sent to its relief. But the relief of that garrison is only one object ; there still remain others which we cannot disregard, — I allude to the release of the prisoners.
Page 328 - Affghanistan at the earliest period at which their retirement can be effected, consistently with the health and efficiency of the troops, into positions wherein they may have easy and certain communication with India ; and to this extent the instructions you have received remain unaltered.
Page 208 - AfFghan centre ; whilst two of the columns of infantry penetrated his line near the same point ; and the third forced back his left from its support on the river, into the stream of which some of his horse and foot were driven. The Affghans made repeated attempts to check our advance, by a smart fire of...
Page 245 - At the present time, the impression of our military strength among the people of this country, though weakened by the occurrences at Cabul, is not destroyed ; but if we now retire, and it should again become necessary to advance, we shall labour under many disadvantages, the most serious of which, in my opinion, will be a distrust of their strength among our soldiers, which any admission of weakness is so well calculated to induce ; and in what other light could a withdrawal from Jellalabad or Candahar...
Page 409 - Cabool, and to every person named in such list, a silver medal will be presented, inscribed Cabool, 1842. On the reverse of these several medals, will be inscribed the words Victoria \ Vindex.
Page 167 - Afghanistan, united at the present moment against us in a war which has assumed a religious as well as national character, compel us to adopt the conclusion that the possession of Afghanistan, could we recover it, would be a source of weakness, rather than of strength, in resisting the invasion of any army from the west, and, therefore, that the ground upon which the policy of the advance of our troops to that country mainly rested has already ceased to exist.
Page 247 - In another letter, the general says : — Perhaps it is not within my province to observe that, in my humble opinion, an unnecessary alarm has been created regarding the position of our troops in this country, and of the strength and power of the enemy we have to contend with. This enemy cannot face our troops in the field with any chance of success, however superior they may be in numbers, provided...
Page 273 - Janbazes, when their services could no longer be available with their corps, volunteered to do duty with any regiment in which they could be useful. I must finally express my gratitude to Providence for having placed so gallant and devoted a force under my command ; in every way it has exceeded my most sanguine expectations, and I beg leave in the strongest manner to solicit the interposition of...