The History Of The British Empire In India (volume 4)

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byGeorge Robert Gleig

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. Depot formed at Prome--The Burmese assemble a large army--Amuse the English with proposals of peace, which are abruptly withdrawn--Prome invested by 70,000 men--The enemy defeated--March to Melloon --Renewed negociations--Again broken off--Battle of Melloon--Advance to Peragahim Mew--" The King of Hell"--Battle of Peragahim-- Consternation of the Court of Ava--The army within three marches of the capital--Peace--The country evacuated--Affairs of Bhurtpore-- The city besieged and taken--Concluding remarks. It is not to be imagined that the rainy season was spent by Sir Archibald Campbell and his followers exclusively in the indulgence of their own humours, and in cultivating the good opinion of their new acquaintances. Day and night, on the contrary, whenever the state of the weather would permit, boats were plying on the river, the seamen belonging to the fleet, with many native volunteers, being occupied in carrying from Rangoon to Prome all things requisite for the opening of the next campaign. An occasional reconnoissance, too, was executed for the purpose of ascertaining the condition of the country, as well as to assure the inhabi tants that the strangers were willing to protect them; and more than once a plundering band of Burmese being overtaken, was dispersed to the great joy of the peaceful villagers. On a great scale, however, no offensive operations were undertaken; though the activity of both parties was abundantly displayed in the preparations which they respectively made to equip their forces for a renewal of the struggle. On the side of the English little more could be done than to establish a depot at Prome, and to bring up all the men and cattle which could be spared from Rangoon to the other posts along the river. The government of Ava, on the other han...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. Depot formed at Prome--The Burmese assemble a large army--Amuse the English with proposals of peace, which are abruptly withdrawn--Prome inves...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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