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Adjoining on the south is the recently erected


View No. 35.

The spot upon which this hospital now stands is, in history, closely connected with the Bailie Guard ; Phillips' house was on this very ground ; it was one of the strongest positions, in the enemy's occupation, on the Cawnpore road side. After the arrival of the relieving force, this formidable stronghold was stormed and taken, by a hundred volunteers, from different Corps, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Haliburton of Her Majesty's 78th Highlanders who, after occupying the place for two days, was killed, and the enemy pressed, in such irresistible force, that the position had to be abandoned and many lives were lost before that obstinate little force got back into the old entrenchments.

The munificence of the Maharajah of Bulrampore is notorious : the spot upon which so many lives were recklessly lost, is now devoted by that philanthropise nobleman, to the saving of lives. The hospital has been built not as an object of architectural beauty to perpetuate the name of the donor, but on the latest improved plan, having sole regard to the comfort of the inmates ; it is not a single block, on the old principle, but a number of detached buildings admitting free ventilation and fresh air from any direction. A Medical- Training College has, since the opening of the hospital, been established, thus rendering the institution thoroughly complete. This valuable addition is also endowed by Sir Drig Bijoy Singh, K. G. C. S. I., Maharajah of Bulrampore, whose noble and disinterested charities, must reflect the highest credit on his name, and render his memory imperishable.