Mutiny at Berhampore

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Mutiny at Berhampore
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 27 February 1857
Location: Berhampore, West Bengal
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 24.1°N 88.25°E
Result: 34th BNI disbanded
Combatants
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Commanders
Lt-Col Mitchell
Strength
Casualties

Summary

The 19th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry refused to receive percussion caps due to fears about new greased cartridges until confronted by cavalry and artillery. A court of inquiry censured Colonel Mitchell and ordered the disbandment of the regiment. They were marched to Barrackpore and disbanded on 31 March.

External Links

Mutiny at Berhampore Google Books