Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
India – Sikh Wars – The Life of John Nicholson 1898 Sikh wars – Brigadier-General John Nicholson (11 December 1822 – 23 September 1857) was a Victorian era military officer known for his role in British India. A charismatic and authoritarian figure Nicholson created a legend for himself as a political officer under Henry Lawrence in the frontier provinces of the British Empire in India. Involved in the First Anglo-Sikh War as a junior officer he was taken under the wing of Henry Montgomery Lawrence along with several other similarly-aged officers such as Herbert Edwards. Chapters include – The Punjab in 1847 – The Punjab Campaign – The Punjab Conquest. Also chapters in Indian Mutiny. A few illustrations and a map of the Punjab. 333 pages – good condition. A most detailed account of a soldier who served in the British Army during the Sikh wars.