The Crisis in the Punjab from the 10th of May until the Fall of Delhi (1857) PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frederic Cooper

The Crisis in the Punjab from the 10th of May until the Fall of Delhi (1857)

Naval and Military Press
Publication date: April 2012
ISBN: 9781781490198
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A vivid account of the first four months of the Mutiny, detailing the fate met by many mutinous regiments including the annihilation of the disarmed 26th Bengal NI by the author's command: "ten by ten the sepoys were called forth. Their names having been taken down in succession, they were pinnioned, linked together, & marched to execution; a firing party being in readiness..." The sepoys behaved with honour & deportment, but when the executions had reached 237, "the remainder refused to come out of the bastion" where they were housed: "The doors were opened and behold! They were nearly all dead! Unconsciously, the tragedy of Holwell's Black Hole had been re-enacted...Forty-five bodies, dead from fright, exhaustion, fatigue, heat & partial suffocation, were dragged into light, & consigned, in common with all the other bodies, into one common pit, by the hands of the village sweepers." One much wounded survivor was "reprieved for Queen's evidence" & forwarded to Lahore. Here his luc...
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