Reminiscences of the Indian Mutiny 1857-59: A Soldier of the Sutherland Highlanders at the Relief, Siege and Capture of Lucknow & Campaigns in Rohilcu by William Forbes-Mitchell (Paperback / softback, 2010)
A Scottish sergeant tells his story of the Indian Mutiny Those interested in military history need special prompting to appreciate memoirs of military life told by ordinary soldiers who have been at the sharp end of war. This book by a Scottish soldier of the 93rd, the Sutherland Highlanders concerns his experiences with his famous regiment during the bloody days of the Indian Mutiny in 1857. The 93rd had seen service in the Crimea when it was detailed to serve in China but found itself ashore in Calcutta on the sub-continent and on its way up country to Cawnpore-scene of the infamous massacre. Much of the authors narrative concerns the hard soldiering the British infantry knew as it battled to Luckw and after fierce fighting assisted in effecting its relief. This excellent book takes the reader into the heart of Victorian-era warfare in company with the author and his Scottish comrades as the campaign reaches its climax with the defeat of rebel forces in Oude in 1859. Available in softcover and hardback with dust jacket.