European Military Adventurers of Hindustan from 1784 to 1803
Compiled by Herbert Compton
Size: 8.5″ by 11″
Volume I – 143 pages – 2 illustrations
Volume II – 133 pages – 2 illustrations
Both volumes, $50, counts as a single book for postage.
The various princes of India had recognized that the European armies were superior to theirs and decided that they needed to improve their military forces. They did this by hiring European mercenaries. These two volumes discuss the lives and military operations of these mercenaries. The details of the battles are good. The individuals discussed are Generals Benoit de Boigne and General Pierre Cuillier, whose campaigns are discussed at length. Short biographies are provided of Major R.L. Ambrose, Lieutenant Birch, Colonel Louis Bourguien, Captain Butterfield, Major Brownrigg,Major Louis Derridon, Major Dodd, Captain Donelly, Captain Drugeon, and many others.