Excerpt from Delhi, 1857: The Siege, Assault, and Capture, as Given in the Diary and Correspondence of the Late Colonel Keith Young
The motive that leads me to publish my Husband's Letters and Diaries is the desire that his children and friends may be able to read them. At fi... rst it was intended to print these papers for private circulation only, but now it is thought best to publish them, for, though a number of years - over forty - have passed since the great Indian Mutiny of 1857-58, many still live who took an active part in the brave endeavour to quell it and restore right and order; and many others, either connected with India or having friends who were in the country during that troubled time, still take a deep interest in those years of anxiety and suffering, followed by righteous retribution.
My warm thanks are due to Sir Henry Norman, who has so kindly edited this book and written an Introduction and Memoir.
The Index and the Map of India have been specially prepared by my daughter, Mrs Inglis, whose work of subediting her father's letters has been a labour of love.
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