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about yards* from the fort, which is at least 2000 feet perpendicular from the base of the bill.
On the morning of the 5th the fire was opened, and continued all day: during the night only a few sbells were thrown, and at slaylight a wbite dag was displayed on the fort, which was delivered up to our troops about eleven o'clock unconditionally.
In the fort was found the family of the Rajah of Sattarah, and Lieutenants Hunter and Morrison.
The garrison consisted of about 450 men ; of whom two were killed, and fitteen wounderl. I have the honour to enclose (No. 1.) a return of casualtjes which have taken place amongst the troops under my command ; as also (No. 2.+) a return of ordnance in the fort; and (No. 3 ) a copy of the Orders issued on the occasion.
I feel it my duty to represent, that nothing but the greatest possible exertions on the part of the Officers and troops, could in so short a period have overcome the very great obstacles which appeared in the way of reducing this fortress.
I have, &c.
Return of Casualties of the Reserve Division of the
Army under the Commund of Brigadier-General Pritzler, during the siege of W'assotuh 6th April 1818.
Flank Bat.-4 rank and file wounded...
WAL. JOLLY, A. A. General.
* The number of yards is omited in t..e original copy. + Not published.
Extract from Division Orders, dated Camp, near
Tambia, Monday, April 6th 1818, Parole
Brigadier-General Pritzler has great pleasure in announcing to the division the surrender of Wassotab, by which the family of His Highness the Rajah of Sattarah has been rescued from the enerny, and two British Officers, Lieutenants Morrison and Hunter, set at liberty, who defended themselves when taken with the greatest gallantry, but have suffered a rigid confinement of five months.
The British flag will be hoisted on the fort tomorrow morning ; a royal salute will be fired from the park of Tambah at twelve o'clock, and an extra dram will be issued to all the European troops in the division. Brigadier-General Pritzler. requests tbat the troops which, under Colonel Hewitt's command, drove the enemy into their works through a country which might so easily bave been defended, will accept his best thanks for their exertions on that occasion
To Lieutenant-Colonel Dalrymple and the artillery be is much obliged for the very spirited and well directed fire which was kept up during the whole of yesterday; and also to Captain Nuti and the Officers of the engineers for the manner in which their duty was performed. To Captain Talbot and the pioneers, much praise is due for the rapidity with which the road was made over an almost impassible ghaut, and to the troops gene. rally for the cheerfuluess with which they performed every part of their duty during this short, thougla laborious, siege.
WAL. JOLLY, A, A. General, Extract from Division Orders, by Brigadier-General
Sir John Malcolm, K. C. B. and K. L. S. duted
Brigadier-General Malcolm bas muela satisfaction in publishing the success of an attack made upon the post of Clou keree, by a detaclıment of his division, under Mfajor Moodie, and the troops of Zalim. Sing, Rajah of Kotah, and the contingent of Mulhar Rao Holkar. The exertions made, anek the difficulties overcome in this enterprise, reflect the highest credit on Major Moodie, and the Officers and nuen under his command; and the thanks of the Brigadier-General are particularly due to Lieutenant Law and the detachment of artillery. from Lieut-Col. Corsellis's force; the admirable mander ith which the battery was servedl, must bave made the strongest and most salutary impression of our superior science in this art, and bad not the garrison taken advantage of the night, and almost impenetrable jungles near their fortress, make their escape, the Brigadier-General has not a doubt that complete success would have attended the storm, which Major Moodie was prepared to make on the morning of the 17th instant. As it is, an important stronghold bas been reduced in a manner calculated to show our enemies the ineffin ciency of resistance, and add to the confidence of our allies..
D. LEIGHTON, Adj.-Gen. of the Army.
Extract of a Dispatch from Captain Briggs, Political
Agent in Candeish,
Camp, at Trienbuc, April 26, 1818. I AM happy to inform you that the strong fort of Trienbuc* surrendered to the detachineht under Colonel M'Dowell yesterday at noon, when the garrison were allowed to march out in front of the troops with their arins and baggage, and during this day the fort of Bagera has been occupied by a party of sebundies. I cannot help congratulating you on
the success of our operations in this quarter, not less than thirteen forts, each of which would be called impregnable, have surrendered with but little opposition, and it is a justice I owe to Lieutenant-Colos nel M‘Dowell, and the Officers of this detachment to say, that nothing but the most indefatigable exertions could have effected those rapid approaches to the body of the forts of Raj Dehr and Trienbuc, which alarmed the enemy and induced them to sue for terms, they saw on every morning an additional position gained, and fresh batteries ready to open when they least expected them; and the skill and exertions displayed in this branch of the siege téflects the highest credit on the department to which they peculiurly belong.
Extract from a Letter from Brigadier General Watg
son, dated June 14, i8i8. I HAVE the honour to forward, for the intor. mation of the Most Noble the Commander-in-Chief, the copy of a letter from Major Lamb, daiéd the Ist instant, detailing his proceedings beforė Suta * Situated to the westward of Chandore about éfty mites: D
tunwarree, and am concerned to report so severe a loss as the inclosed return exhibits. In Lieutenant Manson, commanding the pioneers, the service has lost a most valuable and gallant officer.
Extract of a Letter from Major Lamb, dated Camp,
Suttunwarree, June 11, 1818, (inclosed in the preceding )
FOR the information of Brigadier-General Watson, C. B. commanding the left division, 1 bave to inform you that the batteries were really and opened at daylight yesterday morning, and kept up a fire from the guns and mortars until five in the evening, when Lieutenant Peckett, senior engineer, reported the breach practicable. I went myself so as to have a complete and near view of it, and considering it a fair breach, rather steep, I immediately ordered the storming party, consisting of the grenadiers of the ist battalion 26th native infantry completed to 200 men, and detachments from the 1st battalion 19th, and ist battalion 23d regiment of 150 men (to be supported by 200 more from near the breaching battery, if necessary), under the command of Captain Watson, 1st battalion 26th regiment, to move down to the attack.
The remainder of the detachment were all ready to act as might be necessary. On the storming party getting to within thirty yards of the breach, the garrison opened a most heavy and destructive fire from different quarters. Before the head of the column coul, reach the foot of the breach 32 men of the leading and next section were knocked down, belonging to the 1st battalion 26th regiment native infantry. This had such an effect on the remainder that they could not be induced to push on, although led in a most brave and gallant manner by Captain Watson, Lieutenants Lister and Grant, Ist battalion 26th regiment native infantry, Lieutenant