Lot 957India - Rare Punjab Sikh War Journal 1849...

Auction Date: 27/02/2018 at 10:30 am



India - Rare Punjab Sikh War Journal 1849 -Leaves from the Journal of a Subaltern, During the Campaign in the Punjaub, September 1848 to March 1849, 1849, first edition, 227pp, original embossed cloth. 1849 [Daniel August Sandford], Blackwood. A rare account of Sandford's experiences as a member of the 2nd European Regiment during the Second Sikh War. He fought at the battles of Ramnuggur, Chilianwalla and Gujerat, against "those rascally Sikhs", and he provides vivid and evocative accounts of the heat of battle, the hails of bullets and shells, and the sight of the dead and injured at these hard fought actions. Sandford also touches on the rigours of military life – ‘We have not had any pay issued for three months. Our servants hardly get food enough to keep them alive.’

Hammer Price: £220.00

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