First Relief of Azimgurh

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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
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Lord Mark Kerr Kunwar Singh


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