memoirs of field marshal sir henry wylie norman

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III ON THE RIDGE AT DELHI, 1857' Value of Norman's services at Delhi—Receipt of the signaller's telegram from Delhi—Action instantly taken by General Anson —Norman goes to Ambala—Transport difficulties—Anson's death from cholera—Meerut and Ambala forces unite—Battle of Badli-ki-serai—Chester's death—Capture of the Ridge and its occupation—Arrival of the Guides—Metcalfe's house occupied —Spirit of confidence inspired by success—Proposed assault on the city happily abandoned—Communications with the rest of India—Desperate attack by the rebels, June 19, on the rear of the camp—Jind contingent moved to Baghpat—Scanty resources of General Barnard for meeting attacks—Appointment of Neville Chamberlain as Adjutant-General. As Norman lay dying one Sunday morning in the peaceful retreat at Chelsea, where Sir Christopher Wren had translated into stately architecture the hospitable intentions of Charles II. for the declining years of ' emerited soldiers/ he was visited by Sir Thomas Barlow with the senior medical officer at the Hospital. Human science could do no more for him in his passage from this world, and Sir Thomas advised him to settle any affairs that still needed his attention. Norman replied that his affairs in this world were all settled, and as for the next his faith had for many years rested firm and steadfast in his blessed Saviour. When the professional work was over, Sir Thomas remained with him for a while and talked about his public career, inquiring what service he regarded as themost useful that he had been able to render to his country. Norman said, ' Without doubt at the siege of Delhi.' ' He laid/ writes Sir Thomas, ' great stress on the loyal help he had received then and in all the work he had done. His words were very stirring—so modest and simple,... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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