The defence of Jellalabad
The defence of Jalalabad

Author: Sale, Robert Henry, Sir, 1782-1845
Walton, W. L., fl. 1834-1855 (lithographer)
Sturt, John, d.1842
Souter, Captain
Sale, Florentia Wynch, Lady, 1790-1853
Wade, Hamlet C.
Responsibility: by Sir R.H. Sale ; drawn on stone by W.L. Walton
Corporate Author: Hullmandel & Walton
Place: London
Publisher: Published for the proprietor by J. Hogarth Haymarket, H. Graves & Co. Pall Mall, and to be had of Hullmandel & Walton, 49, Great Marlborough Street
Date Published: [1846?]
Description: [1] leaf, [22] leaves of plates, 5 p., [1] folded leaf of map : ill., map ; 56 x 37 cm.
Location: Gallery Windowsill 2
Call Number: rg 958.8 d 1846
Subject: Sale, Robert Henry, Sir, 1782-1845
Sale, Robert Henry, Sir, 1782-1845--Travel--Afghanistan--Pictorial works
Sturt, John, d.1842
Souter, Captain
Walton, W. L., fl. 1834-1855
Sale, Florentia Wynch, Lady, 1790-1853--Imprisonment
Lithography, British--19th century
Historic sites--Afghanistan--Pictorial works
Afghan Wars--Pictorial works
Afghan Wars--Prisoners and prisons--Pictorial works
Jalalabad (Afghanistan)--Pictorial works
Afghanistan--Pictorial works
Afghan Wars
Jalalabad (Afghanistan)
East India Company. Army--Officers--Biography
Travellers--Afghanistan--Biography
Women travellers--Afghanistan--Biography
Contents: [Plates] -- Jellalabad / Hamlet C. Wade, Brigade-Major at Jellalabad -- Lady Sale's narrative of her prison & fellow prisoners; and description of several views. Alexander's Column (the title page). Shewukee, our prison fort. Castle of Zohauk. Bameean, Ghodghoola / Florentia Sale. -- City and fortress of Kabul -- The Emperor Baba's garden -- The citadel and fortress of Ghuznee, with the celebrated minarets of the ancient city -- Fortress of Kelat-i-Ghilzee -- Old Kandahar -- Plan of Jellalabad [map] / by Hamlet Wade.
Biography: Major-General Sir Robert Henry Sale, GCB (1782-1845) was a British officer with the Army of the East India Company who famously stormed Ghazni and occupied and defended Jalalabad, in Afghanistan, during the First Afghan War. After joining up in 1795, he went to India in 1798, talking part in various campaigns, including the Battle of Seringapatam, and serving under Colonel Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) in the campaign against Dhundia. From 1808-1809, with the rank of major, he was involved against the Raja of Travancore. In 1810 he was with the British expedition to Mauritius, and in 1813 obtained his majority, eventually being posted to the 13th Regiment of Foot, "with which regiment he was associated for the rest of his life." (1) In the First Burmese War he was known as "Fighting Bob" (2): "he led the 13th in all the actions up to the capture of Rangoon, in one of which he killed the enemy's leader in single combat. In the concluding operations of the war, being no
Notes: Cover title: By command : the defence of Jellalabad, dedicated to Her Majesty by the late Major Gen. Sir Robert Sale.
Summary: [1/ Abstract Rec 12851] Lithographs, printed by Hullmandel & Walton; the first group, based on drawings by Lieutenant John Sturt and Captain Souter, depicting scenes of Afghanistan including Kabul, Ghazni and Kandahar in the days of the British occupation of Kabul during the lull in First Afghan War, plus two views of "Shewukee", where Lady Sale, her daughter, Mrs Sturt, and other members of British officers' families were held prisoner in 1842 after the uprising; the second group, based on Robert Sale's drawings, depicting his reinforcements of "Jellalabad" (Jalalabad) with contrasting views of "the walls in the state I found them" --Jellalabad. No.1. The defence of "Jellalabad" (Jalalabad) against the Afghan tribesmen in April 1842 under Brigadier Sir Robert Sale’s brigade was an enormous boost to the British in India and to Britain after military disasters at Kabul and Gandamak. The holding of Jalalabad made heroes of the 13th Foot. Queen Victoria directed that the regiment be