History of the siege of Delhi

9781236300676: History of the siege of Delhi

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. 1861 Excerpt: ... The Sikhs were plundering their deserted shops. The servants were running to the sooth, were they when Tombs and Hills were struggling with the sowars? Some said the enemy were joined by the Irregulars. This was not the case; only five went away with the mutinous cavalry, and one of them was wounded. They, however, did nothing against them. I give thin account on the faith of my friend and of Major Tombs, whose story I had once the honour of hearing. officers' tents with their arms and horses. Bullets were hissing about from foes and bewildered friends. The enemy remained but a short time in our camp; a long series of alarms had taught the soldiers to turn out at a minute's notice, and the report, that the 9th Irregulars had played traitors and were sabring our men, Med their breasts with fury. The sowars began to find the place too hot. Eenny had shot several of them with his revolver; the guns on the mound were turned upon them, and a shot came now and then from the 1st Fusiliers, who were forming, of themselves, to oppose them. Captain Fagan of the Foot artillery, rushing out of his tent, caught a horse, and gathering together a few of the carabiniers, killed about a dozen of them. Most of them turned back the way they came. Some left their horses and escaped across the canal; about thirty dashed along the road by the back of the churchyard, and over the bridge, cutting down a European and some natives on the way, and off across the plain. They passed Hodson, with a body of cavalry, on the road to Alipore, telling him they belonged to the 9th Irregulars. About thirty-five of them had fallen, including the man who led them to this daring exploit. The Lancers, who formed a part of our picquet to TREATMENT OF NATIVES IN THE CAMP. 159 the rear, would have p...

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