A Narrative of the March and Operations of the Army of the Indus: In the Expedition to Affghanistan in the Years 1838-1839. Illustrated by a Map, Views of Candahar, Ghuznee, and Cabool, and Various Tables. Comprising Also the History of the Dooranee Empire from Its Foundation to the Present Time
W.H. Allen and Company, 1841 - 538페이지
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advance army arrival Artillery Arty attack baggage bank Bengal Bombay Brigade Brigr British Cabool camels camp Candahar Capt carried cause Cavalry Cavy chiefs close column Comg command corps crossed directed distance ditto Dost Mahomed duty enemy Engineers entered European feet field fire followers foot force formed four front gate Genl Ghuznee give grain ground guard guns half head Herat hills horses houses India Indus Infantry Infy join July Keane Khan killed king leaving lost Lt.-Col Mahomed Khan Major miles morning mountains move Native night officers party Pass Persian Peshawer position present protect Quetta reached rear received Regt remain returned river road runs sent Shah side Sikh Sindh stream supplies Thermometer 3 P. M. to-day town troops turned valley village walls whole wind wounded
3 페이지 - The Governor-general deems it in this place necessary to revert to the siege of Herat, and the conduct of the Persian nation. The siege of that city has now been carried on by the Persian army for many months. The attack upon it was a most unjustifiable and cruel aggression, perpetrated and continued, notwithstanding the solemn and repeated remonstrances of the British...
194 페이지 - Majesty's 13th Light Infantry, without their belts, and supported by a detachment of the same regiment, which extended to the right and left of the road, when they arrived at the ditch, taking advantage of what cover they could find, and endeavouring to keep down the fire from the ramparts, which became heavy on the approach of the party, though it had been remarkably slack during the previous operations. Blue lights were shown which rendered surrounding objects distinctly visible, but luckily they...
204 페이지 - A few minutes before 3 o'clock in the morning the ' explosion ' took place, and proved completely successful. Captain Peat of the Bombay Engineers was thrown down and stunned by it, but shortly after recovered his senses and feeling. On hearing the advance sounded by the...
2 페이지 - Khan, chiefly in consequence of his reliance upon Persian encouragement and assistance, persisted, as respected his misunderstanding with the Sikhs, in urging the most unreasonable pretensions, such as the Governor-General could not, consistently with justice and his regard for the friendship of Maharajah Runjeet Singh, be the channel of submitting to the consideration of his Highness...
5 페이지 - Alexander Burnes, of the Bombay establishment, who will be employed under Mr. Macnaghten's directions as Envoy to the chief of Kelat, or other states.
23 페이지 - Regiment, for the purpose of occupying the gardens and enclosures to the North-East of the town, and two more companies in the plain, midway between them and the column; at the same time, I ordered three columns of attack to be formed, composed of four companies from each corps, under their respective commanding officers, Major Carruthers, of the Queen's...
5 페이지 - Sinde, and the integrity of Herat, in the possession of its present ruler, will be fully respected; while by the measures completed, or in progress, it may reasonably be hoped that the general freedom and security of commerce will be promoted ; that the name and just influence of the British Government will gain their proper footing among the nations of Central Asia ; that tranquillity will be established upon the most important frontier of India; and that a lasting barrier will be raised against...
192 페이지 - enceinte" gave a good flanking fire, whilst the height of the citadel covered the interior from the commanding fire of the hills to the north, rendering it nugatory.
201 페이지 - I have the satisfaction to acquaint your Lordship, that the Army under my command have succeeded in performing one of the most brilliant acts, it has ever been my lot to witness, during my service of 45 years in the four quarters of the globe, in the capture by storm of the strong and important fortress and citadel of Ghuznee yesterday.