ich were t●he 9th, 61st, and 1st Fusiliers.The▓ enemy was dispersed by the gallan●try of the European troops who formed the firs▓t line, flanked by horse artil▓lery batteries, and Nicholson r●etraced his steps to Delhi.●It was the last of the sorties▓.By this time the siege train ●from Ferozepore had arrived, and with▓ it a welcome reinforcement of a wing of the 8th● Foot, a Belooch battalion, and detachments o●f the 9th and 60th, besides other native ▓levies.By the 14th September two bre▓aches had been made, and the assault w●as made in four columns.Of th●ese, the first, under Jones, was direct▓ed on the Water Bastion, whence they were to mov●e towards the Cashmere Gate, but he ▓missed his way at first, and hence307 cause▓d delay, but eventually he got in and pushed tow●ards the Cabul Gate; the second, under Nicholso●n himself, carried the breach near the Cashmer▓e Gate, and its leader fell mortally woun●ded near the Lahore Gate; the third, ▓under Reid, attempted the Lahore▓ Gate, but was repulsed with he▓avy loss; the 4th, under Campbe●ll, had the difficult task of ▓carrying the Cashmere Gate, which▓ was blown in by a party consisting o●f Lieutenants Home and Salkeld, Se▓rgeants Smith and Carmichael,▓ and Corporal Burgess of the Enginee●rs, Bugler Hawthorne of the ●52nd, and 24 native sappers, though with severe ●loss.Through the gap charged t▓he storming column of the Oxford Light ●Infantry, and by night the whole outer fringe o●f the city, from the Water Bastion to t▓he Cabul Gate, was in the possession of● the assailants, though the rest of the city was● still in rebel hands.But not for l▓ong.The heart of the resistance was bro▓ken, and the 21st September 1857 saw▓ the capture of the puppet king, and th▓e death of his son and grandson, by t▓he hands of Hodson of “Hodson’s Horse.” ● Only Lucknow now remained in hostile hands▓.The fire was fast dying out in ▓all parts of the empire, and there●fore the operations could be condu▓cted on a more consistent and del▓iberate plan.Lucknow had been in ●severe straits.Early in June● a large force of rebels had assembled t▓here and laid siege to the Residen▓cy, held by Lawrence with the 32nd, comma▓nded by Inglis, and some 500 loyal natives.T▓he details of that remarkable defence▓ are such that it would be impossib●le in a brief space to enumerate t▓he acts of heroism that accompanied the defence ●of Lucknow or the scientific skill with wh▓ich the defenders, of whom Napier of Magda●la was one, conducted the desp▓erate contest. At first it was hoped t▓hat relief would come in a fortnight, b▓ut eighty-seven weary days passed befo●re the first help came.Then Havelock a▓ttempted it alone, with some 1300 troops, as has▓ been already pointed out, but th▓ough unsuccessful, his advance had relieved t●he pressure on the beleaguered garrison, and ena▓bled them by a bold sortie to reprovision the Re●sidency, where provisions had run short. 30▓8 His next effort was after Outram had bee●n appointed to the chief command; but the ●latter magnanimously refused to take the wor▓k off Havelock’s hands, and offered t▓o accompany him simply as “Chief Commi▓ssioner of Oudh.” The army, 2500 stro●ng, in two brigades, in which ser▓ved the 5th, 64th, 84th, and 1st Madras Fu●siliers, the 78th and 90th, starting from Caw●npore, crossed the Ganges by a pont●oon bridge, and so brought a▓bout the first real assistance to the garri●son of Lucknow.The march was opposed from● the outset.There was severe fighting ●at the Alumbagh, “the garden of▓ the Lady Alum, or beauty of th●e world,” four miles from the Resi▓dency; but the British attack ▓was irresistible, and five guns were taken●.The next stand made was at th▓e Charbagh, or “Four gardens,” but Outram▓ with the Fusiliers, 5th, 6th, a●nd 84th, carried the line of palisaded● guns with a cheer, and Havel▓ock, with the 78th and 90th, d●ashed into the town, carrying every▓thing before them, though every inch of groun▓d was disputed.Obstacles had● been created on all sides, and the houses● prepared for defence an



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