The Mutinies in Rajpootana

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byIltudus Thomas Prichard

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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.1860 Excerpt: ... 206 CHAPTER XII. MOUNT ABOO--ATTACK OF THE MUTINEEBS--OUTBBEAK AT EBINFOOBA--LIEUTENANT CONOLLY--ESCAPE--MARCH OF THE LEGION BEBEL THAEOOB--JUNCTION AMONG THE ENEMY. FOR the particulars of the mutiny of the Jodhpore Legion, as described in this chapter, I am indebted to Captain Hall, the officer commanding, and Lieutenant Conolly, Adjutant of the legion. Mount Aboo, the favourite summer residence of the families of officers who are quartered in the neighbourhood, was garrisoned at the time I am speaking of by two parties of the infantiy of the legion, altogether about sixty strong. There were in addition about thirty or thirty-five sick and convalescent men of H.M.'s 83rd Regiment, who lived in the barracks and hospital; there were a few officers residing there, but the greater part of the community were women and children--the families of officers and soldiers whose duty called them to the post of danger in the plains. Among others, the family of Brigadier-General Lawrence were at Aboo at the time. The first intimation we received that anything serious had occurred, came from a letter written by the raja's vakeel at Erinpoora to the king; almost simultaneously came a letter from Lieutenant Conolly, reporting the mutiny of the legion at BAD NEWS. 207 Erinpoora. The latter arrived one day when we were all seated at dinner. It was put into Captain Monck Mason's hands; he glanced at its contents, and everyone saw by the expression of his face that he had received bad news: still it was necessary to keep up appearances, both for the sake of the ladies, and to prevent the native attendants from getting exaggerated notions of our position. We went on with the meal as usual, but it was scarcely over, when a message arrived from the king, saying that he wanted an i...

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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.1860 Excerpt: ... 206 CHAPTER XII. MOUNT ABOO--ATTACK OF THE MUTINEEBS--OUTBBEAK AT EBINFOOBA--LIEUTENANT CONOLLY--ESCAPE--MARCH OF THE LEGION BEB...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217098584

ISBN - 13:9780217098588

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