Greathed's Movable Column

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Following the Recapture of Delhi in September 1857 a movable column was formed under Colonel Edward Greathed to pursue rebels retreating from the city. The column left Delhi on 23 September and fought several actions. Greathed was summoned to relieve Agra and then directed to assist in the relief of Lucknow. General Sir james Hope Grant took command at Ferozabad and the column reached the Alumbagh on 6 November.

Movable Column

  • HM 8th Foot
  • HM 75th Foot
  • 2nd Punjaub Infantry
  • 4th Punjaub Infantry
  • HM 9th Lancers
  • 1st Punjaub Cavalry
  • 2nd Punjaub Cavalry
  • 5th Punjaub Cavalry
  • Two Troops of Horse Artillery
  • Light Field Battery
  • Pearson's 9 pounder Battery

External Links

Greathed's March to Agra and Cawnpore Google Books
Col Borchier's Account Google Books