The Attack upon the Stockades near Rangoon by Sir Archibald Campbell, K.C.B. on the 28th of May 1824.
Pub.d. Nov.r 9th 1825 by Kingsbury & Co. Leadenhall Street, and Thos. Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill, London.
Hand coloured aquatint. Plate: 330 x 425mm, (13 x 16¾"). Paper tone. Small margins.
A column of redcoats marching towards the breach in the wooden stockade. From Series 1 of 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and Combined operations in the Birman Empire', by Lieutenant Joseph Moore, (89th Regiment) published in two series 1825-26, illustrating the actions of the First Anglo-Burmese War (5 March 1824 - 24 February 1826). Following Burmese incursions into British held territory in 1821-1823 (includind the successful invasion of Assam), the Governor-General, Lord Amherst, declared war on Burma on February 24, 1824. The British were successful in expelling the Burmese from Assam, but Bandula, the ablest of the Burmese generals, repelled a British detachment at Ramu on the Chittagong frontier. In reply, the British sent an expedition of 11,000 men under Major-General Archibald Campbell and ship under Captain Frederick Marryat to attack Rangoon by sea. The expedition resulted in the capture of Rangoon on May 11, 1824, with the Burmese forces fleeing into the jungles of Pegu.
Abbey Travel: 404-6.
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