Riding into battle with Hodson's Horse Readers interested in the Indian Mutiny who are familiar with A. R. D. Mackenzie's excellent account (published by Leonaur under the title A Cavalry Officer During the Sepoy Revolt) of the eruption of mutiny at Meerut and the slaughter of the officers and their families of the 3rd Bengal Native Cavalry, will find much to engage them in this companion account by another officer of the same regiment who experienced many of the same events. Hugh Gough's book, originally published as, Old Memoirs of the Mutiny, provides a detailed and harrowing account of the opening stages of the mutiny in which, naturally, his brother officer Mackenzie features. What makes this account particularly interesting is that Gough went on to join that incomparable regiment of irregular cavalry Hodson's Horse under the command of its brilliant and controversial founder, William Stephen Raikes Hodson, and this notable military personality of British India of course features prominently within these pages. The author takes his reader to the fierce fighting that was the storming of Delhi and on the advance to Lucknow as the British Army took its terrible revenge. This is an absolutely essential Indian Mutiny eyewitness account and is highly recommended.
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