An account of the Indian Mutiny in 1857 by a British participant. The author, Col. Bourchier of the Bengal Horse Artillery, describes the British siege and storming of Delhi – including the foiling of a fiendish plan to intoxicate the besieging forces; the defeat of the mutineers at Agra; the siege and massacre at Cawnpore; the relief of Lucknow by Havelock and Outram and its second relief by Sir Colin Campbell; and finally the defeat of the Gwalior mutineers at Cawnpore. An action-packed account of eight months’ of remorseless fighting. Illustrated with several fine maps.
EIGHT MONTHS’ CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE BENGAL SEPOY ARMY DURING THE MUTINY OF 1857
The Indian Mutiny from the siege of Delhi to the mutineers’ defeat at Cawnpore, via the relief of Lucknow. Written by an officer of the British Horse Artillery.