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have had much praise to bestow, he begs, however, that Captain Gray and the Officers of the detachment will accept of his thanks and congwatulations on this occasion. Lieutenant Colonel Imlach considers it his duty publicly to express his thanks to Brevet Captain Hughes, not only for his conduct on this occasion, but from the commencement of hostilities, and from the several duties which that Officer has had to perform, he considers it an essential and pleasing duty to bring the same to the notice of his Excheney the Commander in Chief.
May 7, 1818.
THE Governor in Council has much pleasure is announcing that the hili fort of Maughur has been taken possession of by a detachment under the command of Captain Soppitt.
May 19, 1818.
THE Right Honourable the Governor in Council has derived a high degree of satisfaction from the report of a very gallant exploit * by a small detachment under command of Lieutenant, Crosby, who attacked a body of the enemy stationed in the village of Pootadpoor, in number more than double the force he lest, and immediately defeated and drove them from their post. Hm publishing the brigade orders by Lieutenant Colonel Prother, the Governor in Council is pleased to express his cordial union with that Officer in every sentiment of admiration and applause at the zealous and intrepid Čonduct of Lieutenant Crosby, of Subahdar Ball Kissen Sing, and of all engaged in that brilliant affair. Camp, before Ryghur, May 8, 1818.
* This affair is noticed in the extract from a dispateh from the Government of Bombay, dated 12th September 1818, pubIished in the London Gazette of 25uli Tebruary 1819, page 376.
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Extract from Brigade Orders by LieutenantColonel Prother.
| THE Commanding Officer, with sentiments of applause, is gratified in publishing a letter received from Lieutenant James Crosby of the 2d battalion 5th regiment native infantry, and is certain the conduct of this young Officer will obtain the admiration of the field force, as it has gained that of Lieutenant-Colonel Prother. & The gallantry of Subahdar Ball Kissen Sing, 1st battalion 5th regiment, under Lieutenant Crosby's command is also distinguished, the Subahdar having cut down five of the enemy.
Copy of the Letter from Lieutenant Crosby, dated May 5, 1818, referred to in the preceding.
I HAVE the honour to report, for the information of Lieutenant-Colonel Prother, commanding the field force in the Concan, that having received intelligence of a body of men, consisting of 200 Marhattas, 200 Pattans, and 70 Arabs being posted in the village of Pootadpoor, I marched my detachment (75 rank and file and 140 Guicawar horse) to the place, and on my arrival found the report to be true; I immediately attacked the enemy, who fled in every direction in a quarter of an hour, leaving about 20 killed and wounded, and 16 prisoners; we had only one horseman and horse wounded, the former severely. I am sorry from the the nature of the ground I was not able to follow them with the horse. I have, &c. JAMES CROSBY, Lieutenant 2d battalion 5th regiment native infantry.
June, 19, 1818.
THE Right Honourable the Governor in Council is pleased to announce the surrender of the forts of Jeyghur * and Weejyghur, to the troops under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Kennedy.
The Right Honourable the Governor in Council is pleased to announce the surrender of the town of Sunghumseer and the fort of Rutnaghurry,t to the troops under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Kennedy.
June 25, 1818.
THE Right Honourable the Governor in Council is pleased to announce the surrender of the fort of Vezeadroog, (or Gheriah, ;) and of the remaining forts in that district, viz. Esswantghur, Omberghur and Karipatani, to the troops under the commandof Lieutenant-Colonel Imlach, C. B.
- June 27, 1818. THE ltight Honourable the Governor in Council is pleased to announce that Rajapoor has been
taken possession of by the troops under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Imlach, C. B.
* Jeyghur, upon the coast of the Concan, to the south of Bancoot, about sixty miles.
+ Rutnaghurry, about fifteen miles south of Jeyghur.
* Gheriah upon the coast of the Concan, about one hundred miles south of Bancoot.
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tract from General Orders by the Commander-inChief of the Army of the Deccan, dated April 18th 1818.
THE Commander in Chief is happy in having it in his power to correct an omission in his Excellency's general orders of the 13th ultimo, * moticing the attack of the army of Bajee Rao, on the 20th February last, by the division of the army under the command of Brigadier General Smith, C. B. The report of the Brigadier General stating, that the horse artillery were kept in reserve, led the Commander in Chief to understand that they were not actively engaged, but his Excellency having received a subsequent report from the Brigadier General explanatory of the circumstance, and showing that the Bombay horse artillery under Captain Pierce, bore an active and distinguished share in the dangers and honour of the action of the 20th February, his Excellency desires to offer to Captain Pierce, the expression of his high approbation and thanks for the zealous and persevering exertions, which that Officer made in bringing his guns into position, and opening their five under circumstances of great difficulty owing to the nature of the ground ; and his Excellency requests that Brigadier General Smith, will communicate to Captain pierce, and to the corps of Bombay horse artillery, under his command, the bigh sense entertained by the Commander in Chief of their meritorious services and good conduct. T. H. CONWAY, Adjt. Gen. of the Army.
* The general ordcrohere referred to was published in the London Gazette, 28th November 1818, page 2122, and other documents relating to the battle with the Peishwa, of 20th February 1818, were published in previous Gazettes, dated 16th July 1818, pages 1280 to 1282, and 28th September 1818, page 1731.
Copy Copy of a Letter from Brigadier-General Pritzler, to the Adjutant-General of the Army of the Deccan, dated Camp, Tambia, 6th April i818. SIR,
I HAVE the honour to report for the inforniation of His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief, that the troops under my command arrived at Tambah on the 30th ult, distant from Wassotah " about seventeen miles ; but the road passing over a very difficult ghaut, and leading through a thick jumgle, it was not practicable further to advance the park and lieavy stores. I therefore ordered Colonel Hewitt to proceed with 1,500 men on the 31st to invest the for t, until the road could be rendered fit for the transport of artillery. Colonel Hewitt's march was very little interrupted, although the country was particularly strong, and some of the passes had been stockaded; from which, however, the enemy fled, after discharging their arms, on the approach of our troops. From Colonel Hewitt's report (a copy of which is inclosed:#,) it appears, that on the 31st ult, he occupied the village of Indolie, distant from the fort about two miles ànd a lialf; and, on the morning of the 1st instant, the enemy was driven into the sort, and the necessary posts occupied to prevent their cscape. On the morning of the 2d I proceeded, with one howitzer and three mortars, carried upon cleplants; but it was the 4th in the evening before they could be got into a battery, which was established on a height called Old Wassotah, distant
* An extract of a dispatch from the Government of Bombay, dated April 11, 1818, announcing the capture of the fort of Wassotah, was published in the London Gazette of 28th Aug. 1818, page 1529. + Not published. about