Mutiny at Azimguhr
|Mutiny at Azimguhr|
|Part of Indian Mutiny|
|Date:||3 June 1857|
|Location:||Azimguhr, Uttar Pradesh|
|East India Company||Rebel Sepoys|
|No European troops||17th Native Infantry|
A transport of 10 lakhs of treasure was sent under Lieut Palisser and an escort of irregular horse from Goruckpore to Allahabad. When it reached Azimguhr a further 7 lakhs were picked up with two companies of the 17th Bengal Native Infantry to guard it. The party left Azimguhr on the night of 3 June and immediately the remaining six companies of the regiment rebelled killing Lt Hutchinson and letting the prisoners out of the jail. The sepoys with the police chased after the treasure and forced Palisser to relinquish the treasure. The cavalry stood by their officers and escorted him to Allahabad.
The most European residents of Azimguhr fled to Ghazipore but a few were left behind. Edward Venables, an indigo planter, returned to his estate, armed his workers and secured Azimguhr against the returning sepoys.
Modern name: Azamgarh
Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire
Historical Books on-line
Annals of the Indian Rebellion 1857-58 Vol I by Noah Alfred Chick Mutiny at Azimgurh
"Indian Mutiny" by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548