Battle of Rooeya Fort

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This was an action during the Rohilcund Campaign.
Also known as the Battle of Roodhamow/Rhodamow, it was remarkable for three awards of the Victoria Cross.

Battle of Rooeya Fort
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 15 April 1858
Location: Rooya, Madhoganj, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 27.129939°N 80.156872°E
Result: British capture fort with heavy loss
Rohilkhand Field Force Rebel Sepoys
Brig-Gen Sir Robert Walpole Raja Nurput Singh

Walpole's Field Force


Lt-Col Adrian Hope, 93rd Highlanders, commanding


  • Two troops Horse Artillery
  • Two 18-pounders
  • Two 8-inch howitzers
  • Nine mortars

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire
Action at Rooeya scroll to page 353
Action at Ruiya Google Books
Walpole's Despatch Google Books
Battle of Rhodamow Google Books
William Cafe's VC Wikipedia
Edward Spence's VC Wikipedia
Alexander Thompson's VC Wikipedia
James Davis' VC Wikipedia

Recommended Reading

"Indian Mutiny" by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Ruiya
Variants: Roowah/Rooya/Rooeya/Ruhya