Second Lucknow Relief
|Second Lucknow Relief|
|Part of Indian Mutiny|
|Date:||17 November 1857|
|Location:||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|East India Company||Rebel Sepoys|
|Sir Colin Campbell|
Following the success at Secundra Bagh and La Martiniere Colin Campbell's force pressed on and reached the Residency compound. It was decided to abandon the city and the evacuation began on 19 November. James Outram with 4,000 men was left to hold the Alambagh and Campbell reached Cawnpore on 27 November.
Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire website
Second Relief of Lucknow Wikipedia
Evacuation of Lucknow Google Books
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Wikipedia
The Incredible story of the soldier who slept through the Indian Mutiny evacuation DailyMail.co.uk article dated 2 June 2010. The story of Captain Thomas Waterman may be found in The History of the Indian Mutiny, Volume 2 by Charles Ball, 1858, page 92 available on the Digital Library of India website, computer page 101.
Historical Books on-line
Forty-one Years in India from Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief by Field Marshal Lord Roberts of Kandahar 1900 Map with 2nd Relief route archive.org