Mutiny at Lucknow

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Mutiny at Lucknow
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 1-3 May 1857
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.876449°N 80.865816°E
Result: Mutineers jailed
Combatants
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Commanders
Sir Henry Lawrence
Strength
Casualties

This was part of the Events at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny

Summary

On 1 May sepoys of the 7th Oude Infantry at Moosa Bagh refused to handle the greased cartridges. They were confronted by loyal troops on the following day and, in the face of loaded artillery, some fled - of whom some were captured - and some surrendered. Fifty mutineers were jailed and Lucknow remained quiet for the following three weeks.

Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow Clasp

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire website
Mutiny on 3rd May Google Books
Affairs at Lucknow 1-3 May Google Books
Siege of Lucknow Wikipedia
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Wikipedia

Recommended Reading

"Indian Mutiny" by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548
"My Indian Mutiny Diary" by WH Russell 1967 ISBN 0527781207