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History of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Vol. 2
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Excerpt from History of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Vol. 2 The Abyssinian War, 1867-1868; Difficulties of the Undertaking - Command given to Sir R. Napier, R.E. - Zoolla selected as the Base of Operations - Construction of Piers - Roads - Tube Wells and Pumps - Telegraphs - Flag Signallers - Photographers - Engineer Park - Advance to Magdala - Description of the Position - Attack of the Abyssinians - Their Defeat - Subsequent Negotiations - Assault Ordered - Capture of the Place - The Return - Death of Lieutenant Morgan; The Ashanti War, 1873-1874; Difficulties of the Operation - Mode of Advance - Home's First Experiences - Description of the Mansue Station and of the Huts constructed for the Troops - List of Stations to the Prah - Different Forms of Bridges - Crossing Swamps - Sickness amongst the Engineers - Road Clearing - The Telegraph - The Steam Sapper - Advance to Amoaful - Collision with the Enemy - Captain Buckle killed - Advance on Coomassie - Lieutenant Bell's Gallantry - Destruction of Coomassie - Return of the Force - Difficulty with the Gridges - Embarkation for England; South African Wars, 1847-1885; Kaffir Wars of 1847-1848 and 1850-1853 - Captain Tylden and his Native Levy - Attack on the Sappers under Moody at Koonap Hill - Zulu Campaign - Composition of the Columns of Attack - The Isandlwana Disaster - Death of Colonel Durnford - Defence of Rorke's Drift - Advance of Pearson's Column on Ekowe - Wynne's Diary - Wood's Column - Hill - The Bechuanaland Expedition under Major-General Warren, in 1885 - Advance to Mafeking - Water Supply - Church Built by the Engineers - Warren's Reception at Capetown About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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