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MEMOIR OF MAJOR-GENERAL
SIR HENRY HAVELOCK,
of Lurkuom, Bart., R.C.B.
HIS MILITARY CAREER, CAMPAIGNS,
AND RELIGIOUS CHARACTER.
The name of HAVELOCK is emblazoned on the bright scroll of fame, with men who have combined the graces of the Christian with the prowess of the Military Chief. This memoir of "THE GOOD SOLDIER,' intended at first as little more than a compilation, has acquired a greater importance and value from the liberal contributions afforded to the Author in the progress of his work. It was undertaken before any similar publication had been announced.
The Battles in which Havelock was engaged are narrated, some of them by himself, and others by the eminent military writers, Kaye, Cunningham, and Thackwell; and the Persian campaign and shipwreck by the late Captain G. H. Hunt. The narrative is enriched by original letters, personal communications to the Author by the friends of Havelock; and special acknowledgments are due to the HAVELOCK Man, a noble specimen of the band he did so much to train for the service of his country, and the great christian warfare.