With Gordon in China: Letters from Thomas Lyster, Lieutenant Royal Engineers

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T.F. Unwin, 1891 - 296 sayfa
 

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Sayfa 84 - I suppose you know all about the Taipings. They number about 100,000, and are nothing but a band of marauders. They come down on a village, rob it, slay all the inhabitants they can lay hold of, and then burn the place. We could see the smoke from the burning villages as soon as we got into the harbour on Sunday. When I got on shore I heard that the rebels were close to an advanced post of two companies of the 31st Regiment, stationed at Fah-wa, about five miles from here. They sent out a reinforcement...
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Sayfa 85 - On the morning of the 27th, as the rebels wore coming quite close to the town, another expedition went out to moot them. Gordon and I went with twenty-five sappers up a creek, in the hope of gaining possession of a bridge six miles off, in order to cut off their retreat. The remainder of the troops went by a different route to try to take them by surprise, but the expedition was a failure, as it is impossible to get near the rebels unless you surround them. They talk of another expedition, but 1...

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