Narrative of the Mutinies in Oude by George HutchinsonNarrative of the Mutinies in Oude by George Hutchinson

Narrative of the Mutinies in Oude

byGeorge Hutchinson

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... To effect this, as opposition was anticipated from the African eunuchs and slaves, two horse-artillery guns and a company of Europeans attended the party. No opposition was offered, but the feelings of the people were pretty clearly expressed by their demeanour. Major Banks and Captain Carnegie were deputed by Sir Henry Lawrence to seize the jewels, and Major Banks requested me to accompany him. The jewels were in large ant-eaten boxes, whose bottoms dropped out when removed. With great trouble we succeeded in filling a number of boxes with an indiscriminate mass of valuables, including jewels of all sorts, valuable swords, dresses, &c These boxes having no locks, we tied cords round them and sealed the fastenings. By this precautionary measure of Sir Henry's, the rebels were deprived of some eighty lakhs of jewels, for which they eagerly inquired when they entered the city: this I have since ascertained from inquiries here. On the evening of the 29th of June, the enemy having reached Chinhut, a village about eight miles from Lucknow, on the Fyzabad road, it was determined to attack them. The result of this engagement has been already published; but the following extract from the report of Brigadier Inglis will be read again with interest:--The force destined for this service, and which was composed as follows, moved out at 6 A.m., on the morning of the 30th of June:--Artillery.--4 guns of No.--Horse Light Field Battery. 4 " of No. 2, Oude Field Battery. 2 " of No. 3, Oude Field Battery. An 8-inch howitzer. Cavalry.--Troops of Volunteer Cavalry. 120 troopers of detachments, belonging to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd regiments of Oude Irregular Cavalry. Infantry.--300 Her Majesty's 32nd. 150 13th Native Infantry. 60 48th Native Infantry. 20 71st Native Inf...
Title:Narrative of the Mutinies in OudeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217261701

ISBN - 13:9780217261708