A Narrative of the March and Operations of the Army of the Indus: In the Expedition to Affghanistan in the Years 1838-1839. Illustrated by a Map, Views of Candahar, Ghuznee, and Cabool, and Various Tables. Comprising Also the History of the Dooranee Empire from Its Foundation to the Present Time
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Page 5 - The Governor-general deems it in this place necessary to revert to the siege of Herat, and the conduct of the Persian nation. The siege of that city has now been carried on by the Persian army for many months. The attack upon it was a most unjustifiable and cruel aggression, perpetrated and continued, notwithstanding the solemn and repeated remonstrances of the British...
Page 196 - Majesty's 13th Light Infantry, without their belts, and supported by a detachment of the same regiment, which extended to the right and left of the road, when they arrived at the ditch, taking advantage of what cover they could find, and endeavouring to keep down the fire from the ramparts, which became heavy on the approach of the party, though it had been remarkably slack during the previous operations. Blue lights were shown which rendered surrounding objects distinctly visible, but luckily they...
Page 206 - A few minutes before 3 o'clock in the morning the ' explosion ' took place, and proved completely successful. Captain Peat of the Bombay Engineers was thrown down and stunned by it, but shortly after recovered his senses and feeling. On hearing the advance sounded by the...
Page 4 - Khan, chiefly in consequence of his reliance upon Persian encouragement and assistance, persisted, as respected his misunderstanding with the Sikhs, in urging the most unreasonable pretensions, such as the Governor-General could not, consistently with justice and his regard for the friendship of Maharajah Runjeet Singh, be the channel of submitting to the consideration of his Highness...
Page 7 - Alexander Burnes, of the Bombay establishment, who will be employed under Mr. Macnaghten's directions as Envoy to the chief of Kelat, or other states.
Page 25 - Regiment, for the purpose of occupying the gardens and enclosures to the North-East of the town, and two more companies in the plain, midway between them and the column; at the same time, I ordered three columns of attack to be formed, composed of four companies from each corps, under their respective commanding officers, Major Carruthers, of the Queen's...
Page 7 - Sinde, and the integrity of Herat, in the possession of its present ruler, will be fully respected; while by the measures completed, or in progress, it may reasonably be hoped that the general freedom and security of commerce will be promoted ; that the name and just influence of the British Government will gain their proper footing among the nations of Central Asia ; that tranquillity will be established upon the most important frontier of India; and that a lasting barrier will be raised against...
Page 194 - enceinte" gave a good flanking fire, whilst the height of the citadel covered the interior from the commanding fire of the hills to the north, rendering it nugatory.
Page 203 - I have the satisfaction to acquaint your Lordship, that the Army under my command have succeeded in performing one of the most brilliant acts, it has ever been my lot to witness, during my service of 45 years in the four quarters of the globe, in the capture by storm of the strong and important fortress and citadel of Ghuznee yesterday.