Tag Archives: Enfield Rifle

blog 324: how can we even talk of retreat now?

Telegraph chatter reports great victory by Havelock, a grizzled old soldier of embarrassing age, over the Rebels. The so called self appointed ‘General’ Tatya Tope along with the brother of Nana Sahib and their raving Rebels met Havelock and his … Continue reading

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blog 322: a battle in the middle of nowhere

We have traced the last of the Sialkot mutineers at last! They are racing desperately eastward toward Gurdaspur to attempt to incite mutiny there in order to get supplies and allies before racing toward Delhi. The Rebels are in hostile … Continue reading

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blog 16: another successful stand down!

Per a clever suggestion by the Rajah of Kashmiri and Jammu, dear ‘Nero’, ever the cunning man, I had another stand down and ranted about paper. It is getting so I am a right royal actor in weekly farces now! … Continue reading

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blog 15: another ball hits the bailiwick

Major Bontein hs thrown another ball into the tangled bailiwick by suggesting a change of drill to allow the sepoys and sowars to tear the paper cartridge apart with their fingers because the greased end was farthest away from contact. … Continue reading

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blog 12: powwow of big wigs —without wigs but with bald heads

Colonel Abbott, no relation to Moses Abbott, and Major Bontein and also Colonel Birch have advised General Anson at Agra Punjab and also Lord Canning at Calcutta and also General Hearsay at Fort William that no manufactured cartridges should be … Continue reading

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blog 11: he is only sleeping

Later the Rajput NCO and I talked as we strolled through the cantonment at twilight. One calloused hand fluffed his henna dyed beard and overflowing mustache as he talked. He was also not impressed with the Hindu manufacturer of the … Continue reading

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blog 9: why does my guts say meerut is going to f—k this up?

Meerut will be used as an alternate to Dum Dum to train the nutters of the Bengal Army. Per the rules they will be trained to only disassemble the rifle, clean it, oil it, and reassemble the rifle. No cartridges … Continue reading

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