Mutiny at Meean Meer

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Mutiny at Meean Meer
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 13 May and 30 July 1857
Location: Mian Mir, Lahore, Punjab
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 31.560004°N 74.35°E
Result: Mutiny
Combatants
East India Company Rebel sepoys
Commanders
Strength
HM 81st Regiment (300 men)
Two troops of Horse Artillery (12 guns)
16th Bengal Native Infantry
26th Bengal Native Infantry
49th Bengal Native Infantry
8th Light Cavalry
Total 3,500 men
Casualties

Summary

The regiments were disarmed on 13 May 1857 at Meean Meer. On 30 July Major Spencer was murdered and the 26th Native Infantry fled south to the River Ravi. The next day they were annihilated at the Massacre at Ajnala.

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire
Mutiny at Meean Meer Google Books

Recommended Reading

"Indian Mutiny" by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548