Compilation of the General Orders, &c., issued in 1842-47, by...

NAPIER Major-General Sir Charles James; GREEN Lieut.-Colonel Edward compiler (1850)


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Governor of Scinde, to the Army under his Command. Second Edition. Lightish browning throughout, otherwise very good in contemporary half red calf on marbled boards, a little rubbed at the extremities. xvi, 142pp. viii index. Printed at the "Times" Press by James Chesson, Bombay,

Scarce, COPAC locates the BL and NLS copies only - not noted on NSTC, no copies on OCLC or RLIN.

Green was Napier's Assistant Adjutant General from April 1843 until he left Sindh in 1847 and remarks of the Orders that,

"They are the productions of one who, has deeply studied human nature - of one whom habit and education have made a Soldier, and who, being in early life habituated to command, was then taught the Art of War, under the immortal Moore, and the Great Duke of Wellington. They were written by one of the kindest-hearted of men, - by a stern Soldier, who understood not disobedience of orders, and who, knowing what a Soldier could do, required of him no more. Acquainted with the minutiæ of duty, nothing escaped his eagle eye; and while punishing, with a strong-hand, insubordination and disobedience, he has ever the kind heart to overlook indiscretions, when not accompanied by vice."

DNB opines that Napier, "was a man to inspire strong affection or the reverse" we can safely assume from the above that Green was of the former camp.

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