General Lord Wolseley; (of Cairo). A Memoir

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byCharles Rathbone Low

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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.1883 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE ASHANTEE WAR. Preparations for the War.--Arrival at Cape Coast.--Operations South of the Prah.--The Action at Essaman.--Defence of Abrakrampa, and Retreat of the Ashantees.--Illness of Sir Garnet Wolseley.--Preparations for crossing the Prah.--The Advance into Ashantee.--Battle of Amoaful.--Action at Ordahsu.--Capture of Coomassie.--Return to Cape Coast.--The Treaty of Fommanah.--Sir Garnet Wolseley returns to England.--The Welcome Home. The Government of Mr. Gladstone, like others that had preceded it, was averse from entering upon an Ashantee War, owing to the unpopularity attaching to such expeditions in England, and the knowledge that, in the event of failure, it was morally certain an adverse vote in Parliament would place them on the Opposition benches. But, though long-suffering, it was impossible that any Government not utterly destitute of public spirit could tolerate the continued occupation of the Fantee Protectorate and the practical blockade of the British forts by the savage hordes of Koffee Kalkalli; and, at length, the receipt of the news of the action at Elmina on the 13th of June, when Colonel Festing repelled the enemy, induced the Ministry to resolve upon undertaking military operations. Sir Garnet Wolseley was named for the command, and the Government wisely resolved to centre in his hands the supreme direction of civil as well as military affairs. In accepting the honourable and arduous task of pacifying the Gold Coast, Sir Garnet stipulated that he should not be required to remain as Civil Governor after the close of military operations; but his only other request, that he should be given an adequate force of Europeans, was not then complied with. A detailed account of the events preceding the war may be found in 'Fa...

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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.1883 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE ASHANTEE WAR. Preparations for the War.--Arrival at Cape Coast.--Operations South of the Prah.--The Action at E...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217721389

ISBN - 13:9780217721387

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