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My intention is to give, as far as in me lies, a truthful account of the events in which I personally bore part, and which came under my own immediate observation. CONTENTS CHAPTER I. 's 61st Regiment— Characteristics of the British troops in India—Outbreak unexpected—First indication of disaffection—News of the Mutiny at Meerut—Steps taken at Ferozepore—Wives and families moved to the barracks—A party of the 61st Regiment sent into the fort—Proceedings within the fort—45th Regiment of Native Infantry tries to take the fort—It is repulsed—Criticism of the Brigadier's conduct—His want of initiative—The cantonment fired—The damage done—Bells of arms blown up—The 61st dismissed to barracks—A patrol ordered—State of the cantonment—Action of the mutineers—Officers quartered in the barracks—Grenadiers again on special duty—Indifference displayed by the Brigadier—Measures adopted for the safety of the cantonment—Search for mess property—Parsimony of the Government— Anxiety in the Punjab—Loyalty of the Sikhs—Sir John Lawrence's appeal to them—Their characteristics—Spread of the Mutiny—Reaction at Ferozepore— Night-attacks—One in particular—Trial of prisoners—Sentences—Executions CHAPTER II.

CHAPTER I. FEROZEPORE CHAPTER II. ON THE MARCH CHAPTER III. BEFORE DELHI CHAPTER IV. CAPTURE OF THE CITY CHAPTER V. OCCUPATION OF THE CITY CHAPTER VI. THE RICHES OF DELHI REMINISCENCES OF THE SIEGE OF DELHI, 1857 CHAPTER I. FEROZEPORE CHAPTER II. ON THE MARCH CHAPTER III. BEFORE DELHI CHAPTER IV. CAPTURE OF THE CITY CHAPTER V. OCCUPATION OF THE CITY CHAPTER VI. THE RICHES OF DELHI INDEX. A Narrative of the Siege of Delhi With An Account of the Mutiny at Ferozepore In 1857 A NARRATIVE OF THE SIEGE OF DELHI WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE MUTINY AT FEROZEPORE IN 1857 BY CHARLES JOHN GRIFFITHS LATE CAPTAIN 61ST REGIMENT EDITED BY HENRY JOHN YONGE LATE CAPTAIN 61ST REGIMENT WITH PLANS AND ILLUSTRATIONS LONDON JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, W.

Was summoned by an orderly to attend a meeting at the quarters of the Brigadier[1] commanding the troops at Ferozepore. We paid no heed to this incident, as it occurred to us that the Major's advice and opinion were required on some matter of regimental or other routine. Vicars and I were in the habit, since the hot weather began, of making ices every afternoon, and had become, from long practice, quite proficient at the work. At three o'clock we were in the midst of our occupation, our whole thoughts and energies bent on the accomplishment of our task.

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