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Sketch, after taking the city of Moultan, near the 'Chunda Choke,' or Great Bazaar 2/1/1849

Mool Raj having got his magazine in the fort containing 400,000 Lbs. of gun powder blown up by a shell from the beseiging troops became helpless and surrendered on 22.1.1849 at Multan to General Whish, who was assited by the Darbar troops. Raja Sher Singh who had three horses killed under him in this action, lost the battle of Gujrat on 21.2.1849. Writing about this battle, General Thackwell, who was present wrote, "In this action as well as at Chillianwala, Sikhs caught hold of the bayonets of their assailants with their left hands and closing with their adversaries, dealt furious swordblows with their right...... This circumstance alone will suffice to demonstrate the rare species of courage possessed by these men." He added, 'The fidelity displayed by the Sikh gunners is worthy of record: the devotion with which they remained at their posts, when the atmosphere around them was absolutely fired by the British guns, does not admit description. - - Sir Winston Churchill's accounts of Anglo-Sikh Wars, Karnail Singh

 

 

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