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TWELVE YEARS OF A SOLDIER’S LIFE IN INDIA:
Hodson, Major W.S.R.

TWELVE YEARS OF A SOLDIER’S LIFE IN INDIA:

Being Extracts from the Letters of the late ... Including a Personal Narrative of the Siege of Delhi and Capture of the King and Princes. Edited by his Brother, the Rev. George H. Hodson. John W. Parker and Son 1859.
1st Ed. xvi + 365pp. + [i] + [ii]. Port. frontis. Upper hinge sl. tender, some sporadic very light spotting, ownership ink stamp to front pastedown, half calf with cloth boards, some minor fading to boards, joints and corners sl. rubbed, gilt ruled raised bands and gilt lettered leather title label to sl. rubbed spine with sm. chipp. at tail. William Stephen Raikes Hodson (1821–1858) British leader of irregular light cavalry during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, commonly referred to as the Indian Mutiny or the Sepoy Mutiny. He was known as "Hodson of Hodson's Horse". His most celebrated action was to apprehend Bahadur Shah II, the Mughal king of Delhi (also referred to as emperor of India), gain surrender of the Mughal princes who were leading the rebellion around Delhi before shooting them.
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