Memoirs of Major-general Sir Henry Havelock, K.C.B.

London. Longmans, Green, Longman and Roberts. 1860. 1860. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 22.5cm, first edition, x,462,[ii],24p., ads., engraved frontis portrait, 3 maps (inc. 2 folding , 2 colour), original crimson pebbled cloth, extra blind stamped, gilt decorations, spine worn and faded, internal text library stamps, expertly restored, very good clean copy (s7.1) British soldier, 1795-1857; Principal Wars: First Burmese War, (1824-1826); First Afghan War (1839-42); Gwalior War (1843); First Sikh War (1845-1846); distinguished himself during Sepoy Rebellion (1857-58) - Major general (1857); relieved Lucknow (Sept., 1857) and held it against native siege until arrival of Sir Colin Campbell (Nov. 1857). Died of dysentery at Lucknow, Nov. 24th, 1857. "A diminutive man, barefly five feet tall, and a devout Christian, he was intelligent and able, possessing great energy and determination; his apparent fussiness was belied by his imaginative enterprise in the field". Dupuy. Item #21860

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