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{{Battles_Infobox
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|partof=[[Indian Mutiny]]
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|date= 6 April 1858
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|location= [[Azimguhr]], Uttar Pradesh
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|presidency=[[Bengal]]
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|co-ordinates=[http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ll=26.064592,83.184521&z=14&t=h&hl=en 26.046592°N 83.184521°E] 
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|result=British victory
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|territory=
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|combatant1=[[East India Company]]
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|combatant2=Rebel Sepoys
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|commander1=Lord Mark Kerr
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|commander2=[http://theyear1857.wordpress.com/2007/05/06/bihars-last-lion/ Kunwar Singh]
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|strength1=
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|casualties1= 
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== Summary ==
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Col Lord Mark Kerr marched from Benares to relieve Azimgurh which was surrounded by Koer Singh's forces. Although he defeated one rebel force his column was too small to lift the siege.
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== Col Lord Mark Kerr's Field Force ==
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466 fighting men
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*[[13th Regiment of Foot|HM 13th Regiment]] (391 men)
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*[[2nd Dragoon Guards|Queen's Bays]] (57 men)
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*[[Royal Artillery]] two 6-pounder guns & two 5.5 inch mortars (18 men)
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== External Links ==
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[http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armycampaigns/indiancampaigns/mutiny/mutiny.htm Indian Mutiny 1857-58] The British Empire<br>
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[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=VqI1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA2652&dq=Lord+Mark+Kerr+Azimghur+1858&hl=en&ei=kb3JTJqrH4LAswaUwZ2mDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Lord%20Mark%20Kerr%20Azimghur%201858&f=false Col Kerr's despatch] Google Books<br>
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[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=VfgdAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA468&dq=Kerr&ei=yce9SsubCIjWzASa7YSuDw#v=onepage&q=Kerr&f=false Capture of Azimgurh] Google Books<br>
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[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=mDUQAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA51&dq=Azimghur+Gazetteer+of+The+territories+under+the+Government+of+the+East+India+Company%2BCoimbatore&ei=rbgZSfC5AY6KswOqgtXGAQ#PPA51,M1 Azimghur] Gazetteer 1857
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== Recommended Reading ==
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''"Indian Mutiny"'' by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548<br>
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''"My Indian Mutiny Diary"'' by WH Russell 1967 ISBN 0527781207
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[[Image:Azamgarhmap.jpg|thumb|Azamgarh Location<br>Survey 1920-1946]]
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[[Category:Battles|Azimguhr 1858, First Relief of]]
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[[Category:Koer Singh and the Western Bihar Campaign|Azimguhr 1858, First Relief of]]
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[[Category:Indian Mutiny|Azimguhr 1858, First Relief of]]

Latest revision as of 14:36, 30 March 2013

First Relief of Azimgurh
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 6 April 1858
Location: Azimguhr, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.046592°N 83.184521°E
Result: British victory
Combatants
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Commanders
Lord Mark Kerr Kunwar Singh
Strength
Casualties

Summary

Col Lord Mark Kerr marched from Benares to relieve Azimgurh which was surrounded by Koer Singh's forces. Although he defeated one rebel force his column was too small to lift the siege.

Col Lord Mark Kerr's Field Force

466 fighting men

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire
Col Kerr's despatch Google Books
Capture of Azimgurh Google Books
Azimghur Gazetteer 1857

Recommended Reading

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

Azamgarh Location
Survey 1920-1946