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The History of the First West India Regiment   By: (1852-1894)

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THE HISTORY

OF THE

FIRST WEST INDIA REGIMENT.

THE HISTORY

OF THE

FIRST WEST INDIA REGIMENT.

BY

A.B. ELLIS,

Major, First West India Regiment.

AUTHOR OF "WEST AFRICAN ISLANDS" AND "THE LAND OF FETISH".

London:

CHAPMAN AND HALL, LIMITED,

HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

1885.

CHARLES DICKENS AND EVANS,

CRYSTAL PALACE PRESS.

I beg to return my best thanks to A.E. HAVELOCK, Esq., C.M.G. Administrator in Chief of the West African Settlements; Lieutenant Colonel F.B.P. WHITE, of the 1st West India Regiment; V.S. GOULDSBURY, Esq., Administrator of the Gambia Settlements; A. YOUNG, Esq., Lieutenant Governor of Demerara; F. EVANS, Esq., C.M.G., Assistant Colonial Secretary of the Gold Coast Colony; ALFRED KINGSTON, Esq., of the Record Office; and RICHARD GARNETT, Esq., of the British Museum, for the very valuable assistance which they have rendered me in the collection of materials for this Work.

CONTENTS.

PAGE INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER I.

THE ACTION AT BRIAR CREEK, 1779 THE ACTION AT STONO FERRY, 1779 26

CHAPTER II.

THE SIEGE OF SAVANNAH, 1779 THE SIEGE OF CHARLESTOWN, 1780 THE BATTLE OF HOBKERK'S HILL, 1781 33

CHAPTER III.

THE RELIEF OF NINETY SIX, 1781 THE BATTLE OF EUTAW SPRINGS, 1781 REMOVAL TO THE WEST INDIES 43

CHAPTER IV.

THE EXPEDITION TO MARTINIQUE, 1793 THE CAPTURE OF MARTINIQUE, ST. LUCIA, AND GUADALOUPE, 1794 THE DEFENCE OF FORT MATILDA, 1794 53

CHAPTER V.

MALCOLM'S ROYAL RANGERS THE EVACUATION OF ST. LUCIA, 1795 63

CHAPTER VI.

THE CARIB WAR IN ST. VINCENT, 1795 69

CHAPTER VII.

MAJOR GENERAL WHYTE'S REGIMENT OF FOOT, 1795 77

CHAPTER VIII.

THE CAPTURE OF ST. LUCIA, 1796 85

CHAPTER IX.

THE RELIEF OF GRENADA, 1796 THE REPULSE AT PORTO RICO, 1797 93

CHAPTER X.

THE DEFENCE OF DOMINICA, 1805 103

CHAPTER XI.

THE HURRICANE AT DOMINICA, 1806 THE REDUCTION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. CROIX, 1807 THE RELIEF OF MARIE GALANTE, 1808 117

CHAPTER XII.

THE CAPTURE OF MARTINIQUE, 1809 THE CAPTURE OF GUADALOUPE, 1810 125

CHAPTER XIII.

THE EXPEDITION TO NEW ORLEANS, 1814 15 141

CHAPTER XIV.

THE OCCUPATION OF GUADALOUPE, 1815 THE BARBADOS INSURRECTION, 1816 THE HURRICANE OF 1817 160

CHAPTER XV.

THE DEMERARA REBELLION, 1823 170

CHAPTER XVI.

THE BARRA WAR, 1831 THE HURRICANE OF 1831 THE COBOLO EXPEDITION, 1832 178

CHAPTER XVII.

THE MUTINY OF THE RECRUITS AT TRINIDAD, 1837 188

CHAPTER XVIII.

THE PIRARA EXPEDITION, 1842 CHANGES IN THE WEST AFRICAN GARRISONS THE APPOLLONIA EXPEDITION, 1848 208

CHAPTER XIX.

INDIAN DISTURBANCES IN HONDURAS, 1848 49 THE ESCORT TO COOMASSIE, 1848 THE SHERBRO EXPEDITION, 1849 THE ESCORT TO RIO NUNEZ, 1850 218

CHAPTER XX.

THE STORMING OF SABBAJEE, 1853 THE RELIEF OF CHRISTIANSBORG, 1854 228

CHAPTER XXI.

THE TWO EXPEDITIONS TO MALAGEAH, 1854 55 236

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