The Afghan war, 1838-1842; from the journal and correspondence of the late Major - General Augustus Abbott - by Augustus Abbott

The Afghan war, 1838-1842; from the journal and correspondence of the late Major - General Augustus…

byAugustus Abbott, Charles Rathbone Low

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE DEFENCE OF JELLALABAD. Revolt of the Eastern Ghilzyes--Forcing the Passes of Jellalabad--The Fighting at Khoord-Cabul and Jngdulluck--The Camp at Gundamuck--Arrival at Jellalabad--Condition of the Defences--The Actions of the 14th of November and lRt of December--The Council of "War--The Earthquake of the 19th of February--The Sorties of the 22nd of February and 11th March--The Action of the 7th of April--Arrival of General Pollock's Army. TURING his absence on this dour through the Zoormut Valley, important events had occurred, and still more momentous incidents were on the eve of accomplishment. The storm that so soon was to overtake the devoted Cabul brigade with disaster and death, was already gathering, but Sir William Macnaghten affected to regard it with unconcern, and wrote flippant letters in which, speaking of the revolt of the Eastern Ghilzyes, and their occupation of the Khoord-Cabul Pass, he talked of "the impudence of the rascals," and anticipating a speedy end to the insurrection, when "the country will be quieter than ever it was," described the name of Shah Soojah as "a tower of strength." Thus his official blindness remained to the last, and he turned a deaf ear to the warnings of Pottinger, who was of opinion that the Kohistanees, headed by Meer Musjidi, had formed a league with the Ghilzyes and Douranees against us. On the 9th of October, General Elphinstone sent Colonel Monteith to clear the Khoord-Cabul Pass with his regiment, the 35th Native Infantry, a squadron of the 5th Cavalry, a rissalali of Irregular horse, the two guns of Captain Abbott's battery remaining at Cabul, under Lieutenant Dawes, and half of Broadfoot's Sappers. On reaching Boodhak, the first march from the city, Monteith found...

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Title:The Afghan war, 1838-1842; from the journal and correspondence of the late Major - General Augustus…Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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