Mutiny at Barrackpore

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Mutiny at Barrackpore
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 29 March 1857
Location: Barrackpore, West Bengal
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 22.769078°N 88.352205°E
Result: 34th BNI disbanded
Combatants
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Commanders
Maj-Gen Sir John Hearsey
Lieut Baugh
Strength
Casualties

Summary

On 29 March Mangal Pandey, a sepoy of the 34th Bengal Native Infantry, tried to incite his regiment to mutiny. He wounded Lieutenant Baugh before being overpowered. He was hanged on 8 April and the 34th BNI disbanded in disgrace as a collective punishment. This is generally considered to be the first act of the Indian Mutiny.

Biographies

Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
John Hearsey (1793-1865)

External Links

Mangal Pandey's revolt Wikipedia
Mutiny at Barrackpore Google Books