Bush Fighting; Illustrated By Remarkable Actions And Incidents Of The Maori War In New Zealand

Paperback | February 6, 2012

bySir James Edward Alexander

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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. 1873. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. Skirmishing in Taranaki--Captain Close is killed--Dangerous adventure of three officers of the 14th Regiment--Colonel Colville's ambuscade--He is wounded--Reception of the Native Contingent at W'anganui--General Chute prepares to conduct a campaign against the Hauhaus--The force organised--Okotuku taken--Difficulties of the assault on Futahi pah--Smart action at Otapawa--Colonel Hassard killed--Successes against the Hauhaus--Preparations for a bush march round Mount Egmont to New Plymouth--Difficulties of the undertaking--Labour and privations encountered--Horseflesh used--The force received with distinction--End of the service of the regular troops--Proclamation of peace. Subsequent to the fall of the Wereroa pah, some skirmishes took place in Taranaki. A party under Captain Close, 43rd Regiment, of one subaltern, Ensign O'Brien, two sergeants, one bugler, and fifty-one rank and file, went from the camp at Werea to patrol the country on the 28th July. They were guided by Jim, a Maori, and came upon a large number of the enemy on a hill, who commenced gesticulating and shouting "Pai Mariri!" The party advanced on the Maoris in skirmishing order, and were received with a heavy volley, hy which Captain Close was mortally wounded through the left eye, and a private was killed--this was at Konga-KumiKumi. The natives firing in front also tried to outflank the detachment; two of the men were wounded, also the guide Jim: bayonets were charged by Ensign O'Brien, and the enemy was dispersed. Sergeants Horley and Phelan behaved extremely well on this occasion; and Bugler Croghan remained under a shower of bullets to guard the body of Captain Close, and behaved with such courage that it was considered he had earned the decoration of the Victoria Cross....

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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. 1873. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. Skirmishing in Taranaki--Captain Close is killed--Dangerous adventure of three officers of the 14th Regiment--Col...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217729460

ISBN - 13:9780217729468

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