James Outram: A Biography

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James Outram (1803–63) was a British East India Company Army officer who became a national hero after his successful campaign at Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Outram, who was called the 'Bayard of India' for his military exploits, had spent most of his career in India and Afghanistan, where he was involved in numerous armed conflicts. He also worked as a political agent and had much success negotiating on behalf of the British with the Princely States. This two-volume biography of Outram, published...

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James Outram (1803–63) was a British East India Company Army officer who became a national hero after his successful campaign at Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Outram, who was called the 'Bayard of India' for his military exploits, had spent most of his career in India and Afghanistan, where he was involved in numerous armed conflicts. He also worked as a political agent and had much success negotiating on behalf of the British with the Princely States. This two-volume biography of Outram, published in 1880, was written by Frederic John Goldsmid (1818–1908), a British Army officer and civil servant who also spent much of his career in India, and was involved in overseeing the construction of an Indo-European telegraph line before writing about Outram. Volume 2 covers Outram's involvement in the Anglo-Persian War, his role in the Indian Rebellion, and his final years.

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Book II continued. Middle Age, 1843–56: 2. 1845–50. Satára; 3. 1850–4. Return to Baroda and results; 4. 1854–6. Farewell to Baroda; Book III. The Experienced Soldier and Statesman, 1856–63: 1. 1856–7. Appointment to command of Persian expedition; 2. 1857. Summons to India; 3. 1857. Lakhnau, from September 25 to November 22, 1857; 4. 1857–8. Outram at the 'Alam-bágh; 5. 1858. Final capture of Lakhnau under Sir Colin Campbell; 6. 1858–63. Council of the Governor-General; 7. Funeral in Westminster Abbey; Appendix; Index; Our Indian Army: minute … in opposition to the proposed amalgamation of the European and native forces (1860).

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