Loodianh, on the
The Illustrated London
News - This Engraving is from a sketch by Captain G. P.
Thomas. It shows part of the Cantonment of Loodianah, with
the Fort, and a portion of the City. The foreground is the
parade, with the huts of the Sepoys' lines; the depositaries
of the arms of companies, called "Bells of Arms."
In the left distance are shown two officers' bungalows,
or thatched houses; next, a terrace-roofed house, with portico,
veradha, &c.; the Fort of Phullor, on the Punjaub side
of the Sutlej. The large house on the opposite side was
successively tenanted by Shah Shoojah, Dost Mohammed, and
Shoojahoolmoolk; it has beautifal garden of cypresses and
fruit trees. To the right is the Fort of Loodianah; it has
a drawbridge to the gate, and a glacis and ditch surround
it; the range of barracks rising above the rest, has bomb-proof
roofs. The hills on the opposite side of the Sutlej are
between 60 and 70 miles distantl and on a very clear day,
beyond them are seen the snowy peaks of the higher Himalayas.