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[[Category:Battles|Belwar Fort, Battle of]]
 
[[Category:Indian Mutiny|Belwar Fort, Battle of]]
 
 
{{Battles_Infobox
 
{{Battles_Infobox
 
|partof=[[:Category:Indian Mutiny|Indian Mutiny]]
 
|partof=[[:Category:Indian Mutiny|Indian Mutiny]]
 
|date=2-5 March 1858
 
|date=2-5 March 1858
|location=Bilwa, near Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
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|location= near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faizabad Faizabad], Uttar Pradesh
 
|presidency=[[Bengal]]  
 
|presidency=[[Bengal]]  
|co-ordinates=[http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ll=26.599934,83.716658&z=9&t=h&hl=en approx 26.599934°N 83.716658°E]   
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|co-ordinates=[http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ll=26.759863,82.328998&z=10&t=h&hl=en approx 26.759863°N 82.328998°E]   
 
|result=British victory  
 
|result=British victory  
 
|territory=
 
|territory=
 
|combatant1=[[East India Company]]  
 
|combatant1=[[East India Company]]  
 
|combatant2=Rebel Sepoys
 
|combatant2=Rebel Sepoys
|commander1=Col Rowcroft
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|commander1=Col Francis Rowcroft
 
|commander2=  
 
|commander2=  
 
|strength1= 1,000
 
|strength1= 1,000
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|casualties2=  
 
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'''This was one of the events of the [[Trans-Gogra Campaign]]'''
  
 
[[Image:Bilwa.jpg|300px]]
 
[[Image:Bilwa.jpg|300px]]
 
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
[http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armycampaigns/indiancampaigns/mutiny/mutiny.htm  Indian Mutiny 1857-58] British Empire website<br>[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=VfgdAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA431&dq=Belwar&as_brr=1&ei=ezyrR--4NJ-0iQGS4d2rCg#PPA431,M1 Battle at Belwar] Google Books<br>[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=mDUQAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&lr=#PPA122,M1 Belwar - Gazetteer 1857] Google Books<br>[http://www.pdavis.nl/Mutiny.htm Naval Brigade at Belwa] W L Clowes - Google Books
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[http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armycampaigns/indiancampaigns/mutiny/mutiny.htm  Indian Mutiny 1857-58] British Empire website<br>
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[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hsVGAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA146&dq=Belwa&ei=uPEuSaXUBpOMkASfvoneDQ#v=onepage&q=Belwa&f=false Battle at Belwar] Google Books<br>
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[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=mDUQAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&lr=#PPA122,M1 Belwar - Gazetteer 1857] Google Books<br>
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[http://www.pdavis.nl/Mutiny.htm Naval Brigade at Belwa] extract of ''Clowes, William Laird: "The Royal Navy: a history from the earliest times to the death of Queen Victoria"''
  
 
== Recommended Reading ==
 
== Recommended Reading ==
 
''"Indian Mutiny"'' by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548<br>
 
''"Indian Mutiny"'' by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548<br>
 
''"My Indian Mutiny Diary"'' by WH Russell 1967 ISBN 0527781207
 
''"My Indian Mutiny Diary"'' by WH Russell 1967 ISBN 0527781207
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== Spelling Variants ==
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Modern name: Not found<br>
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Variants: Belwar/Belwa<br>
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[[Category:Battles|Belwar Fort, Battle of]]
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[[Category:Trans-Gogra Campaign|Belwar Fort, Battle of]]
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[[Category:Pearl's Naval Brigade|Belwar Fort, Battle of]]
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[[Category:Indian Mutiny|Belwar Fort, Battle of]]

Latest revision as of 14:17, 21 August 2010

Battle of Belwar Fort
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 2-5 March 1858
Location: near Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: approx 26.759863°N 82.328998°E
Result: British victory
Combatants
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Commanders
Col Francis Rowcroft
Strength
1,000 7,000
Casualties

This was one of the events of the Trans-Gogra Campaign

Bilwa.jpg

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 British Empire website
Battle at Belwar Google Books
Belwar - Gazetteer 1857 Google Books
Naval Brigade at Belwa extract of Clowes, William Laird: "The Royal Navy: a history from the earliest times to the death of Queen Victoria"

Recommended Reading

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

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Not found
Variants: Belwar/Belwa