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Título: Asseerghur. A contemporary manuscript ...
Editorial: Asseerghur, India
Año de publicación: 1819
Assighur. A contemporary manuscript account of the capture Assighur comprising 52pp of folio reports on events, orders, etc dated between 17th March and 8th April 1819, the final page signed by Brig Gen Sir John Malcom "John Malcolm, B.L." The account begins on Wednesday 17th March 1819 "All attempts towards an amicable adjustment having ceased this day at 1o'clock P.M. orders to the following effect were issued by Brig General Doveton". The left margin of this first page has a list of the troops to be involved divided into Column of Attack [5 Comps Royal Scots, Flank Comps of 30th, 37th, & Ms Eu Regt, 5 Comps of 1st Bn 12th Foot, Corps of Sappers & Miners] and Column of Reserve [larger number of infantry and 1 Sqn 7th Cavalry, 2 Brigades H Arty, Detachment 2nd Cav.]. The first 10 pages are numbered but from 25th March 1819 the pages are not numbered but written in the dame secretarial hand. As an example of the degree of detail recorded that day, a Friday, begins "During the day fired 131 Shells into the upper fort with good effect, and two 18prs , seventeen 12 & fifty one 6pr shots at the defences. The Pioneers and Publick followers employed in collecting materials for erecting a new battery to the Southward and an 18pr & 12pr to make a second breach in the lower fort and fire at its defences. The 2nd Bn 6th M.N.I. ordered to march to a Position in the Batteekainee Nullah for the Protection of the new batteries to the southwards and 3 Troops of the 3rd M.L. Cavalry tomorrow morning at two o'clock the whole under Lieut. Col. Russell". Further lists of troops involved appear in the left margin [as is the general practice in military orders throughout the Company period]. There are some copies of Malcolm's letters to Brig Gen Doveton these marked "(signed John Malcolm B. Gl." This very interesting and readable account of the proceedings have all the appeal of immediate reporting and the signature of John Malcom himself at the conclusion gives them the authenticity which copied documents sometimes lack. The pages have all been folded and in places there are tears without loss but the paper watermarked Golding & Snelgrove 1816 or 1817 and KG 1816] is in sound condition. A good general account of this action will be found in "The Summary of the Mahratta and Pindaree Campaign, during 1817, 1818, and 1819" [National Army Museum, ISBN 1-845747-36-4] Size: Folio. N° de ref. de la librería 008184
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