Battle of Belwar Fort

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Battle of Belwar Fort
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 2-5 March 1858
Location: Bilwa, near Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: approx 26.599934°N 83.716658°E
Result: British victory
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Col Francis Rowcroft
1,000 7,000


Bilwa location
Survey map 1920-1946

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: Belwa
Variants: Belwar/Bilwa