Field-marshal Sir Donald Stewart; G. C. B., G. C. S. L., C. I. E.  An Account Of His Life Mainly In His Own Words by G. R. ElsmieField-marshal Sir Donald Stewart; G. C. B., G. C. S. L., C. I. E.  An Account Of His Life Mainly In His Own Words by G. R. Elsmie

Field-marshal Sir Donald Stewart; G. C. B., G. C. S. L., C. I. E. An Account Of His Life Mainly In…

byG. R. Elsmie

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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. 1903 Excerpt: ...side to that by which they had entered, encamped at a little distance from the city walls. General Stewart to Mrs Stewart. Camp, Candahar, %th Jan. 1879.... Since the 31st Dec. we have marched 118 miles over a stiff country, and if the weather had not stood our friend, we should have been in a nice hat. You will have seen in the papers that our advanced Cavalry had a scrimmage on the 4th with some of the Amir's sowars. It was a smart little affair, and the enemy's loss probably 100 in killed and wounded, while on our side only seven men were wounded, and of those only two had severe cuts. This is all the fighting my force has seen. The fact is, Mir Afzul had only a couple of regiments at Candahar, and they have all bolted towards Herat. I don't know whether any of the notables of this place will return after a time, but at present there is not a man of note left in the town, and the whole country is left without a Government. I am trying to get hold of a man to put in temporarily, as we can't let things slide into chaos. The difficulty is to know what to do next. I am ordered to take Kelat-i-Ghilzai and Giriskh, which I can easily do in the course of eight or ten days, but what is to be done after that is a puzzle to me. We cannot get to Ghuzni till spring, and by that time the Government of Afghanistan will have tumbled to pieces. Already we hear the Amir has left Cabul, and there is a report in the city that Yakub1 has also left for Turkestan. I wonder what you are all doing this afternoon! Less than three months ago I was shooting at Kilcalmkill, little dreaming that I should be in Candahar, or anywhere else in this vile country. You have no idea what a vile, barren country it is. Certainly the hills are fine, and it is not easy to imagine the summer can...
Title:Field-marshal Sir Donald Stewart; G. C. B., G. C. S. L., C. I. E. An Account Of His Life Mainly In…Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217719600

ISBN - 13:9780217719605

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