Clyde and Strathnairn by Sir Owen Tudor BurneClyde and Strathnairn by Sir Owen Tudor Burne

Clyde and Strathnairn

bySir Owen Tudor Burne

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... enemy. Then appears all the risk of a civil or occasional system of supply. Why don't you put yourself at the head of the great question of Indian military transport? You would do your country more good than all your generals put together/ The rebels took advantage of this enforced delay to occupy certain forts and difficult passes in the mountainous ridges which separate Bundelkhand from the Sagar district. The passes were three in number--Narut, Mundinpur, and Dhamoni. Sir Hugh Rose resolved to force them without loss of time; more especially as it was necessary to unite his first and second brigades for the attack on Jhansi. He had accordingly sent orders to his First Brigade to march by the trunk road towards Jhansi, and by this turning movement to clear his left flank, while he himself moved direct towards the fortress. On the way he heard heavy firing to his left. This was the First Brigade taking the Fort of Chandari on March 1 yth. The enemy here offered a desperate resistance; but the fort was carried by storm, with a less on our side of 2 officers and 27 men. The Pass of Narut was by far the most difficult of the three just named; and the enemy, under the impression that Sir Hugh Rose must move through it, increased its natural difficulties by barricading the road with abattis and parapets of boulders. The Raja of Banpur superintended the defence. The next most difficult pass was Dhamoni. Very little was known about Mundinpur, the third pass, which was about twenty miles from that of Narut; but a reconnaissance forced induced Sir Hugh Rose to select this as the point of attack. Although found to be the least inaccessible of the three passes, it was still difficult; and was defended by the Sepoys of the 5oth Native Infantry, as well as...
Title:Clyde and StrathnairnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217191495

ISBN - 13:9780217191494