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Military Memoir of Lieut.-Col. James Skinner, C.B.

Military Memoir of Lieut.-Col. James Skinner, C.B.
For Many Years a Distinguished Officer Commanding a Corps of Irregular Cavalry in the Service of the H. E. I. C.
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108046688

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  • Born to a Scottish father and an Indian mother, the military adventurer James Skinner (1778–1841) acquired wealth and fame in India for raising and leading regiments of irregular cavalry, aiding the British in their wars against the Marathas and Pindaris. Distinguished in battle and generous as a host and patron, Skinner was also fluent in Persian and highly regarded by his men and his superiors. Based on first-hand acquaintance and Skinner's own journal, this two-volume work, published in 1851 by the Scottish traveller and artist James Baillie Fraser (1783–1856), who aimed to represent Skinner 'such as he was in truth, a gallant soldier, a zealous officer, a steady friend, a worthy noble-minded man; and spite of his dark complexion, a true and loyal Briton'.

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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108046688
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introductory
    2. General De Boigne, his origin and rise
    3. Lieutenant-Colonel James Skinner
    4. Quarrel between Dowlut Rao Sindea and the widows of his uncle Madhajee
    5. Rajahs of Jeypore refuses his tribute
    6. Murder of Mahratta chiefs by Sindea
    7. Perron's power
    8. Skinner's account of George Thomas
    9. Skinner goes on leave to see his father
    10. Sumroo, or Sombre, his origin and military career. Volume 2:
    11. First Mahratta war
    12. Skinner's account of Monson's expedition and retreat
    13. Ameer Khan
    14. Marquis Cornwallis relieves Lord Wellesley
    15. Operations of the reserve division of the army against Ameer Khan
    16. Skinner made Companion of the Bath, and Lieut.-Colonel in H.M.'s service.

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    James Baillie Fraser

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