Annals of the Indian Rebellion, 1857-58, Part 2; Part 4; Part 6; Part 9

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Sanders, Cones and Company, 1859 - India - 932 pages

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Page 400 - Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. While I live will I praise the Lord : I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
Page 398 - If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us : 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us : 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: 5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
Page 861 - Majesty's 32nd. 150 13th native infantry. 60 48th ditto ditto. 20 71st ditto ditto (Sikhs.) The troops misled by the reports of wayfarers — who stated that there were few or no men between Lucknow and Chinhut — proceeded somewhat further than had been originally intended, and suddenly fell in with the enemy, who had up to that time eluded the vigilance of the advanced guard by concealing themselves behind a long line of trees in overwhelming numbers.
Page 398 - Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Page 872 - Infantry, have all done good and willing service throughout the siege, and I trust that they will receive the favourable notice of his Lordship in Council. I beg particularly to call the attention of the Government of India to the untiring industry, the extreme devotion, and the great skill which have been evinced by Surgeon Scott (superintending surgeon), and Assistantsurgeon Boyd, of Her Majesty's 32nd Foot; Assistant-surgeon Bird, of the Artillery; Surgeon Campbell, 7th Light Cavalry; Surgeon...
Page 409 - Benares by bullock-train the same evening, had crossed the bridge into the front. On the morning of the 13th, I attacked the insurgents in the village of Kydgunge, on the left bank of the Jumna, and drove them out with loss. On the 14th I could do little or nothing. Ever since I arrived here I have observed great drinking among the...
Page 869 - An occasional spy did indeed come in with the object of inducing our sepoys and servants to desert ; but the intelligence derived from such sources was, of course, entirely untrustworthy. We sent our messengers, daily calling for aid and asking for information, none of whom ever returned until the 26th day of the siege, when a pensioner named Ungud came back with a letter from General Havelock's camp, informing us that they were advancing with a force sufficient to bear down all opposition, and would...
Page 869 - August — or thirty-five days later — that the relieving force, after having fought most nobly to effect our deliverance, had been obliged to fall back for reinforcements ; and this was the last communication we received until two days before the arrival of Sir James Outram on the 25th of September. " Besides heavy visitations of cholera and small-pox, we have also had to contend against a sickness which has almost universally pervaded the garrison. Commencing with a very painful eruption, it...
Page 130 - Willoughby's return to the magazine, the gates of the magazine were closed and barricaded, and every possible arrangement that could be made was at once commenced on. Inside the gate leading to the park were placed two 6-pounders, double charged with grape, one under acting sub-conductor Crow and...
Page 363 - Company, called out to me to throw down my pistol, and he would save me. I did so, when he put himself between me and the men, and several others followed his example. In about ten minutes more they completed their hellish work. I was 300 yards off at the utmost.

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