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OTHER STATE INTELLIGENCE
FOR THE YEAR 1858.
IN FOUR PARTS.
COMPILED AND ARRANGED FROM THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
PUBLISHED IN THE LONDON GAZETTE,
BY T. L. BEHAN,
PRINTED BY HARRISON AND SONS,
LONDON GAZETTE of JULY 2,
Admiralty, June 30, 1858. 'DESPATCHES, of which the following are · copies, have been received by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty from Captain Sotheby, C.B., of Her Majesty's ship Pearl, commanding a Naval Brigade in India :
No. 85. Camp, Kaptangunge, Goruckpore District, SIR,
1st May, 1858. I HAVE the honour to forward you, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, a report of the proceedings of a most successful and gallant attack on a body of rebels, posted at the village of Nuggur on the 29th ultimo, by a detachment from this force, as per margin*, under the command of Major Cox, 13th Light Infantry, at which a portion of the Pearl's Naval Brigade took a very conspicuous part, under the charge of Lieutenant Grant, R.N. Having sent an expedition the previous day to drive off a party of 400 rebels within a few miles of our camp, intelligence was shortly afterwards received of another body of upwards of 1,000 (half of whom were Sepoys) having crossed the Gogra, and taken up a very strong position at the above-named place, about six miles from us. The detachment left at noon, and arrived at the spot at 2.30 P.M., the
* 92 Naval Brigade; 150 of 13th Light Infantry ; 63 Bengal Yeomaury Cavalry ; 290 Goorkhas and Seikhs. 1858.