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about yards* from the fort, which is at least 2000 feet perpendicular from the base of the hill. On the morning of the 5th the fire was opened, and continued all day: during the night only a few shells were thrown, and at daylight a white flag was displayed on the fort, which was delivered up to our troops about eleven o'clock unconditionally. In the fort was found the family of the Rajah of Sattarah, and Lieutenants Hunter and Morrison. The garrison consisted of about 450 men; of whom two were killed, and fifteen wounded. I have the honour to enclose (No. 1.) a return of casualties which have taken place amongst the troops under my command; as also (No. 2.f) a return of ordnance in the fort; and (No. 3) a copy of the Orders issued on the occasion. I feel it my duty to represent, that nothing but the greatest possible exertions on the part of the Officers and troops, could in so short a period have overcome the very great obstacles which appeared in the way of reducing this fortress. - - I have, &c. T. PRITZLER, Brig.-Gen.
Return of Casualties of the Reserve Division of the Army under the Command of Brigadier-General Pritzler, during the siege of Wassotah 6th April 1818. -
Flank Bat.—4 rank and file wounded. WAL. JOLLY, A. A. General. * * The number of yards is omited in the original copy. . + Not published. *
Extract from Division Orders, dated Camp, near Tambia, Monday, April 6th 1818, Parole Wassotah.
Brigadier-General Pritzler has great pleasure in announcing to the division the surrender of Wassotah, by which the family of His Highness the Rajah of Sattarah has been rescued from the enemy, and two British Officers, Lieutenants Morrison and Hunter, set at liberty, who defended themselves when taken with the greatest gallantry, but have suffered a rigid confinement of five months.
The British flag will be hoisted on the fort tomorrow morning; a royal salute will be fired from the park of Tambah at twelve o'clock, and an extra dram will be issued to all the European troops in the division. Brigadier-General Pritzler, requests that the troops which, under Colonel Hewitt's command, drove the enemy into their works through a country which might so easily have been defended, will accept his best thanks for their exertions on that occasion
To Lieutenant-Colonel Dalrymple and the artillery he is much obliged for the very spirited and well directed fire which was kept up during the whole of yesterday; and also to Captain Nutt and the Officers of the engineers for the manner in which their duty was performed. To Captain Talbot and the pioneers, much praise is due for the rapidity with which the road was made over an almost impassible ghaut, and to the troops generally for the cheerfuluess with which they performed every part of their duty during this short, though laborious, siege.
WAL, JOLLY, A. A. General.
Extract from Division Orders, by Brigadier-General Sir John Malcolm, K. C. B. and K. L. S. dated April 20, 1818.
Brigadier-General Malcolm has much satisfaction in publishing the success of an attack made upon the post of Clowkeree, by a detachment of his division, under Major Mloodie, and the troops of Zalim. Sing, Rajah of Kotah, and the contingent of Mulhar Rao Hokkar. The exertions made, and the difficulties overcome in this enterprise, reflect the highest credit on Major Moodie, and the Officers and men under his command; and the thanks of the Brigadier-General are particularly due to Lieutenant. Iaw and the detachment of artillery from Lieut-Col. Corsellis's force; the admirable manaer in which the battery was served, must bave made the strongest and most salutary impression of our superior science in this art, and had not the garrison taken advantage of the night, and almost impenetrable jungles near their fortress, to make their escape, the Brigadier-General has not a doubt that complete success would have attended the storm, which Major Moodie was prepared to make on the morning of the 17th instant. As it is, an important stronghold has heen reduced in a manuer calculated to show our enemies the inefficiency of resistance, and add to the confidence of our allies. .
D, LEIGHTON, Adj.-Gen. of the Army.
Extract of a Dispatch from Captain Briggs, Political Agent in Candeish,
Camp, at Trienbuc, April 26, 1818. I AM happy to inform you that the strong fort of Trienbuco'surrendered to the detachineht under Colonel M’Dowell yesterday at noon, when the garrison were allowed to march out in front of the troops with their arms and baggage, and during this day the fort of Bagera has been occupied by a party of sebundies. *...* - I cannot help congratulating you on the # Fid success of our operations in this quarter, not les: than thirteen forts, each of which would be oil impregnable, have surrendered with but little opp ition, and it is a justice I owe to H. o: nel M’Dowell, and the Officers of this detachment to say, that nothing but the most indefatigab e exertions could have effected those rapid approaches to the body of the forts of Raj Dehr and Trienbuc, which alarmed the enemy and induced them to su for terms, they saw on every morning an j position gained, and fresh batteries ready §§ when they least expected them; and the skill an exertions displayed in this branch of the siege reflects the highest credit on the department to which they peculiarly belong. - - to
Extract from a Letter from Brigadier. General hatson, dated June 14, 18 i8. I HAVE the honour to forward, for the intormation of the Most Noble the Commander-in-Chief, the copy of a letter from Major Lamb, dated the 1st instant, detailing his proceedings before Sut* Situated to the westward of Chandore about fifty miles. 1821, D tun
tunwarree, and am concerned to report so severe a loss as the inclosed return exhibits. In Lieutenant Manson, commanding the pioneers, the service has lost a most valuable and gallant officer.
Extract of a Letter from Major Lamb, dated Camp,
son, C. B. commanding the left division, I have to
inform you that the batteries were ready and opened
at daylight yesterday morning, and kept up a fire from the guns and mortars until five in the evening, when Lieutenant Peckett, senior engineer, reported the breach practicable. I went myself so as to have a complete and near view of it, and considering it a fair breach, rather steep, I immediately ordered the storming party, consisting of the gremadiers of the 1st battalion 26th native infantry completed to 200 men, and detachments from the 1st battalion 19th, and 1st battalion 23d regiment of 150 men (to be supported by 200 more from near the breaching battery, if necessary), under the command of Captain Watson, 1st battalion 26th regiment, to move down to the attack. The remainder of the detachment were all ready to act as might be necessary. On the storming party getting to within thirty yards of the breach, the garrison opened a most heavy and destructive fire from different quarters. Before the head of the column could reach the foot of the breach 32 men of the leading and next section were knocked down, belonging to the 1st battalion 26th regiment native infantry. This had such an effect on the remainder that they could not be induced to push on, although led in a most brave and gallant manner by Captain Watson, Lieutenants Lister and Grant, 1st battalion 26th regiment native infantry, Lieutenant Man