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constructing the bridge of boats, displayed much intelligence in the field. The merits of Major Reilly, commanding that most useful corps the sappers and miners, are acknowledged. The ability and zeal of Brigadier Irvine, the senior officer of the engineer corps, are well known to the Governor-General; and his forbearance in not assuming the command, having reached the camp on the preceding evening, is duly appreciated.
Brigadier Gowan, commanding the artillery, ably directed the practice of the heavy artillery, on the left, assisted by Lieut.Col. Biddulph, Lieut.-Col. Brooke, Lieut.-Col. Wood, and Capt. Pillans.
On the right, the howitzer practice was well sustained by Major Grant.
The troops of Horse Artillery of Lieut.-Col. Lane and Capt. Fordyce greatly assisted the attack of our infantry on the left; and, whilst the enemy were crossing the river, the fire of Lieut.-Col. Alexander's troop was most effective.
The troops of Capt. Horsford and Capt. Swinley also did good service.
The Governor-General's acknowledgments are due to Major Grant, Deputy Adjutant-General, and to his department generally, for their ability and intelligence. To the Quartermaster-General the service is much indebted for the judgment and zeal which mark all the proceedings of that officer, and the Governor-General offers acknowledgments to him, to the Deputy Quartermaster-General, Lieut.-Col. Drummond, and the officers of that department.
To Lieut.-Col. Barr, Acting Adjutant General, and to Lieut.Col. Gough, Acting Quarter-master-General, Queen's Service, the Governor-General's thanks are due. He regrets the temporary privation of the services of these officers by the wounds they have received.
To Lieut.-Col. Birch, Judge Advocate General, the GovernorGeneral again has to repeat his thanks for his intelligence and gallantry.
To Lieut.-Col. Havelock, Persian Interpreter, the GovernorGeneral offers his best thanks.
The Governor-General desires to record his obligations to Count Ravensburgh, and to the officers of His Royal Highness's Staff, Count Oriola, and Count Greuben. This gallant and amiable prince, with his brave associates of the Prussian Army, has shared all the dangers and secured for himself the respect and admiration of the British Army; and the Governor-General begs to convey to His Royal Highness and to his Staff his cordial thanks for the ready offers of their services on the field of battle.
The Governor-General has now to acknowledge the services rendered by the officers attached to his own Staff.
He renews to Lieut.-Col. Benson, of the Military Board, his strong sense of the important services rendered by that officer during the whole of this campaign, whose general information in military details, and cool judgment in action, deserve this acknowledgment.
Lieut.-Col. Wood, the Governor-General's Military Secretary, displayed on the 10th inst. the same intelligence and gallantry as on former occasions.
Major Lawrence, the Governor-General's Political Agent, has, throughout these operations, afforded most useful assistance by his ability, zeal, and activity in the field, as well as on every other occasion.
Captain Mills, Assistant Political Agent, and Honorary Aide-decamp to the Governor-General, has shown the most unwearied devotion to the service, as well in the field as in the exercise of his personal influence in the protected Sikh states.
The Governor-General's thanks are also due to Capt. Cunningham, Engineers, Assistant Political Agent.
The Governor-General's Aides-de-Camp, Capt. Grant, Lord Arthur Hay, Capt. Peel, and Capt. Hardinge, by their gallantry and intelligence rendered themselves most useful.
In the operations of this campaign, in which officers of the civil service have accompanied the camp, and participated in the risks
incidental to active warfare, the Governor-General's thanks are due for their readiness in encountering these risks, and their endurance of privations.
The Governor-General acknowledges the able assistance he has at all times received from the Political Secretary, F. Currie, Esq. His acknowledgments are also due to his Private Secretary, C. Hardinge, Esq., and to the Assistant Political Agent, R. Cust, Esq.
Lieut.-Col. Parsons, Deputy Commissary-General, has succeeded in keeping the army well-supplied; and the Governor-General is much satisfied with his exertions, and those of the officers under his command. The army took the field under circumstances of great difficulty; and, by strenuous exertions, and good arrangements on the part of the Lieut.-Colonel, the army has now a large supply in reserve—a result very favourable to the Chief of the Commissariat Department. The manner in which Capt. Johnston has conducted the commissariat duties entrusted to him, has also met with the Governor-General's approbation.
To Dr. Macleod, Superintending Surgeon, and to Dr. Graham, as well as to the officers of the medical department generally, the Governor-General offers his acknowledgments.
His thanks are due to Dr. Walker, Surgeon to the GovernorGeneral, whose ability is only to be equalled by his zeal and humanity.
A salute of twenty-one guns will be fired in celebration of the victory of Sobraon at all the usual stations of the army.
By order of the right Honourable the the Gov.-Gen. of India.
Secretary to the Government of India, with the Gov.-Gen.
General Sir Hugh Gough, Bart., G. C. B., Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in India, to the Governor-General of India. Head Quarters, Army of the Sutlej, Camp Kussoor, February 13, 1846. Right Honourable Sir,—This is the fourth despatch which I have the honour of addressing to you since the opening of the cam