Decisive Battles Since Waterloo

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Decisive Battles Since Waterloo  (1887) 
by Thomas W. Knox
Originally published 1887, this is the third revised, illustrated edition, printed 1902. Page scans.
DECISIVE BATTLES

SINCE

WATERLOO



THE MOST IMPORTANT MILITARY EVENTS FROM


1815 TO 1887


BY


THOMAS W. KNOX


AUTHOR OF
“Marco Polo for Boys and Girls,” “Life of Robert Fulton and a History of Steam
Navigation,” “The Boy Travellers in the Far East,” five vols. ; “The Boy
Travellers in South America,” “The Boy Travellers in the Russian
Empire,” “The Young Nimrods,” two vols. ; “The Voyage of
the Vivian,” “Overland through Asia,” “Backsheesh,”
“Underground,” “John,” “Camp-Fire and Cotton
Field,” “How to Travel,” “The Pocket
Guide around the World,” etc., etc.


illustrated

THIRD EDITION, REVISED AND WITH INDEX
NINTH IMPRESSION


G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
NEW YORK AND LONDON
The Knickerbocker Presss
1902

COPYRIGHT BY
G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
1887





The Knickerbocker Press, New Rochelle, N. Y.

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CONTENTS.


CHAPTER.
PAGE
 
I.  Battle of Ayacucho—1824
1
 
II.  Battle of Prome—1825
17
 
III.  Battle of Navarino—1827
29
 
IV.  Siege of Silistria—1829
47
 
V.  Battle of Staoueli and Fall of Algiers—1830
64
 
VI.  Capture of Antwerp and Liberation of Belgium—1832
77
 
VII.  Capture of the City of Mexico—1847
91
 
VIII.  Battle of Gujerat—1849
117
 
IX.  Capture of the Malakoff and the Redan,
  and Fall of Sebastopol—1855
133
 
X.  Lucknow and Cawnpore—1857-8
154
 
XI.  Capture of the Peiho Forts and Pekin—1858-60
177
 
XII.  Battle of Solferino—1859
197
 
XIII.  Battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac—1862
210
 
XIV.  Battle of Gettysburg—1863
230
 
XV.  Siege and Fall of Vicksburg—1863
260
 
XVI.  Battle of Five Forks and Lee's Surrender—1865
289
 
XVII.  Battle of Koeniggratz (Sadowa)—1866
308
 
XVIII.  Battle of Gravelotte—1870
325
 
XIX.  Battle and Fall of Sedan—1870
344
 
XX.  Fall of Khiva—1873
365
 
XXI.  Fall of Plevna—1877
382
 
XXII.  Capture of Geok Tepe—1881
415
 
XXIII.  Battle of Miraflores—1881
431
 
XXIV.  El Obeid—Annihilation of Hicks Pasha's Army—1883
450
 
XXV.  Fall of Khartoum—1885
465
 




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MAPS AND PLANS.


Page
 
Outline Map of Spanish America
Frontispiece
 
Battle of Ayacucho
11
 
Outline Map of British Burmah
17
 
Turkey in Europe
29
 
Navarino, Battle Plan
41
 
Silistria, Siege Plan
51
 
Outline Map of Algeria
65
 
Plan of the Fortifications of the City of Algiers
67
 
Plan of Fortifications of Antwerp and Vicinity
79
 
Plan of the Gates (Vera Cruz)
93
 
Siege of Vera Cruz
95
 
Valley of Mexico
97
 
Battle of Churubusco
103
 
Battle of Moling del Rey
105
 
Storming of Chapultepec
111
 
Outline Map of the Punjaub
119
 
Battle of Gujerat
127
 
Plan of Sebastopol
133
 
Attack on the Malakoff
135
 
Lines of Attack on the Malakoff and the Redan
141
 
Sketch Plan of the Redan
147
 
Position at Cawnpore
157
 
Siege of Lucknow
171
 
River Pei-Ho
179
 
Forts on River Pei-Ho
183
 
Engaging the Takoo Forts
189
 
Sketch Map of Northern Italy
199
 
Battle of Solferino
205
 
Plans of the Monitor and the Merrimac
213
 
Scene of the Battle between the Monitor the Merrimac
221
 
Monitor and Merrimac in Action
223
 
Gettysburg, Campaign Map
237
 
Positions at Gettysburg, Second of July
245
 
Positions at Gettysburg, Third of July
255
 
Vicksburg, Campaign Map No. 1
265
 
Vicksburg, Campaign Map No. 2
273
 
Vicksburg, Siege Lines
283
 
Siege of Petersburg
293
 
Battle of Five Forks
303
 
Routes of March on Koeniggratz
311
 
Battle of Koeniggratz
321
 
Sketch Map of Region (Gravelotte)
325
 
Battle op Gravelotte, Positions, Morning
335
 
Battle of Gravelotte, Positions, Evening
339
 
Region about Sedan
347
 
Battle of Sedan, Positions Morning
353
 
Battle of Sedan, Positions Afternoon
361
 
Map of Territory around Khiva
365
 
First Battle of Plevna
391
 
Defence and Blockade of Plevna
403
 
Last Sortie from Plevna
407
 
Outline Map of Changes in Europe
409
 
Outline Map of Changes in Asia
413
 
Expedition on Geok-Tepe
419
 
Battle of Miraflores
433
 
Campaign of El Obeid. Sketch of Territory
451
 
Country from Korti to Khartoum
467