A Narrative of the Siege of Delhi eBook

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appearance described—­His trial and sentence—­Hodson captures the King’s sons and grandson—­Their deaths—­Diminished strength of the 61st Regiment—­It moves to the Ajmir Gate—­The Jama Masjid and view from it—­Its garrison—­A movable column dispatched towards Cawnpore—­Soldiers and others forbidden to enter or leave the city—­The Mooltani horse—­Indulgence to Goorkhas—­Their appreciation—­An exodus—­Strict regulations—­State of feeling of the army—­Work of the Provost Marshal—­Two reputed sons of the King executed—­The suburbs—­An amusing incident—­Visiting the old positions—­Cholera still rife—­2,000 sick and wounded in the Selimgarh—­We move to the magazine—­I am recommended for sick leave—­I leave Delhi for Umballah—­I am robbed en route—­Report matters to Commissioner and receive compensation—­Leave for Ferozepore and home

CHAPTER VI

THE RICHES OF DELHI

Delhi famed for its treasures—­General Wilson’s order—­Army anxious about prize-money—­Batta to be granted instead—­Indignation of army generally—­Humorous placard—­Interest on unpaid prize-money promised—­Opinion of the Times—­Prize-agents appointed—­Early looting—­A white elephant—­Evidence of looting—­The practice excused—­A lucky haul—­Scruples cast aside—­Personal experiences—­A tempting display—­No proper account rendered—­Method of search—­A mine of wealth—­A neglected opportunity—­A happy thought—­A wrinkle—­A favourite hiding-place—­An exceptional house—­A mishap—­Art treasures—­“’Tis an ill wind,” etc.—­Pleasant memories

INDEX

LIST OF MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

PLAN OF DELHI, 1857

PLAN OF THE MILITARY STATION AT FEROZEPORE

DELHI, FROM THE MOSQUE PICKET

THE SMALL PICKET, SABZI MANDI, FROM THE SOUTH-EAST

FROM THE SMALL PICKET, SABZI MANDI, LOOKING TOWARDS KISHENGANJ

SKETCH TO ILLUSTRATE THE ENGAGEMENT AT NAJAFGARH IN AUGUST, 1857

KING OF DELHI AS A PRISONER IN 1857

Homeward,” Near JERRICK, on the Indus

[Illustration:  Plan of Delhi 1857

 N Here Nicholson fell on Sept 14th]

REMINISCENCES OF THE SIEGE OF DELHI, 1857

CHAPTER I

FEROZEPORE

The actual Mutiny of the Bengal army broke out at Meerut on May 10, 1857.  Events had happened in the Lower Provinces which foreshadowed the coming storm, and one regiment of native infantry had been disbanded; but no one, not even those in high authority, had the faintest suspicion that our rule in India was imperilled.  So strong, indeed, was the sense of security from present danger that the Government, with almost culpable neglect, still confided to the care of the native army the large arsenals of Delhi, Ferozepore, and Phillour, in all of which immense quantities of ammunition and munitions of war were stored.

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