Lieut.-general sir James Outram's campaign in India, 1857-1858, comprising general orders and despatches, also selections from his correspondence

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Page 223 - If you hope to save this force, no time must be lost in pushing forward. We are daily being attacked by the enemy, who are within a few yards of our defences. Their mines have already weakened our post, and I have every reason to believe they are carrying on others. Their 18-pounders are within 150 yards of some of our batteries, and from their position, and our inability to form working parties, we cannot reply to them, and consequently the damage done hourly is very great.
Page 236 - To you shall be left the glory of relieving Lucknow, for which you have already struggled so much. I shall accompany you only in my civil capacity as Commissioner, placing my military service at your disposal should you please, and serving under you as a volunteer.
Page 5 - Sepoys' rations, having been duly submitted to the Most Noble the Governor-General of India in Council, I am now directed to acquaint you, for the information of His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief that His Lordship in Council entirely concurs in the opinion expressed in para. 9, of my letter to your address of the 14th February above referred to, and views with regret and dissatisfaction the orders which the Commander-in-Chief intimates he has issued to the officers in the Punjaub.
Page 40 - ... 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 be with us in five or six days.
Page 36 - Few men have ever possessed to the same extent the power which he enjoyed of winning the hearts of all those with whom he came in contact, and thus ensuring the warmest and most zealous devotion for himself and for the Government which he served. The successful defence of the position has been, under Providence, solely attributable to the foresight which he evinced in the timely commencement of the necessary operations, and the great skill and untiring personal activity which he exhibited in carrying...
Page 34 - Infantry. 20 71st Native Infantry (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 162 - It was matter of real gratification to me to be able to entrust the trans-Goomtee operation to this very distinguished officer ; and after that had been conducted to my perfect satisfaction, to bring him forward again to put the finishing stroke on the enemy, while the extended position in the town was of necessity held by the troops who had won it. My thanks are eminently due to him, and I trust he will receive them as heartily as they are offered.
Page 106 - The persevering constancy of this small garrison, under the watchful command of the Brigadier, has, under Providence, been the means of adding to the prestige of the British army, and of preserving the honour and lives of our countrywomen.
Page 32 - illustrious " was well and happily applied by a former Governor-General of India to the garrison of Jellalabad; but some far more laudatory epithet — if such the English language contains — is due, the MajorGeneral considers, to the brave men whom Brigadier Inglis has commanded with undeviating success and untarnished honour through the late memorable siege. For while the devoted band of heroes who so nobly maintained the honour of their country's arms under Sir E.
Page 378 - I conceive that a strong movable division outside the town, with field and heavy artillery in a good military position, is the real manner of holding the city of Lucknow in check, according to our practice with the other great cities of India.

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