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
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Brig Thomas Seaton

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

Field Force


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