Battle of Khankhur

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Battle of Khankhur
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 7 April 1858
Location: Bhargain, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 27.616857°N 79.270066°E
Result: British victory
Combatants
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Commanders
Brig Thomas Seaton
Strength
Casualties

Also referred to as the Battle of Bowgong. The description mentions Bhargain near Kampil.

Field Force

Artillery

No 4 Field Battery
6 European officers and 74 other ranks
1 Native NCO and 13 syce drivers
1 officer and 13 other ranks
  • Ordnance
One 24-pounder howitzer
Two 9-pounder and two 6-pounder guns
  • Total: 5 guns, 7 officers and 101 other ranks

European Infantry

33 officers and 677 other ranks

Punjaub Irregular Infantry

6 European officers, 6 Native officers and 180 other ranks

Irregular Cavalry

1 European officer, 1 Native officer and 89 other ranks
3 Native officers and 50 other ranks
  • Futtehghur Organised Police Battalion
1 European officer, 6 Native officers, and 165 other ranks
  • Total Native Cavalry: 2 European officers, 10 Native officer and 204 other ranks

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Bhargain
Variants: Bhongaon/Bowgong/Bangown

External Links

The British Empire - Indian Mutiny 1857-58
Google Books - Battle of Khankhur

Recommended Reading

"Indian Mutiny" by D Saul 2002 ISBN 0141005548

Kampil location
Survey map 1920-1946

"My Indian Mutiny Diary" by WH Russell 1967 ISBN 0527781207