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*[[Central India Campaign]] Dec 1857-Jan 1859
 
*[[Central India Campaign]] Dec 1857-Jan 1859
 
*[[Rohilcund Campaign]] Apr-May 1858
 
*[[Rohilcund Campaign]] Apr-May 1858
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*[[:Category:Koer Singh and the Western Bihar Campaign| Koer Singh and the Western Bihar Campaign]]
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*[[Pearl's Naval Brigade]]
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*[[Shannon's Naval Brigade]]
  
 
==Volunteer force==
 
==Volunteer force==
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*See [[Bengal Army Regiments#Regiments raised during the Mutiny|Bengal Army Regiments - Regiments raised during the Mutiny]].
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*See [[Barrow's Volunteers]], also known as the Volunteer Cavalry.
 
*The [[Bengal Yeomanry Cavalry]] was a volunteer force raised in July 1857 after the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny and disbanded in 1859.
 
*The [[Bengal Yeomanry Cavalry]] was a volunteer force raised in July 1857 after the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny and disbanded in 1859.
 
*The [[Meerut Light Horse]] was a volunteer unit formed in 1857 at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny. Also known as the Meerut Volunteer Horse and the Meerut Volunteer Cavalry, which had originally been formed as the District Volunteer Force. It was disbanded in 1861.
 
*The [[Meerut Light Horse]] was a volunteer unit formed in 1857 at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny. Also known as the Meerut Volunteer Horse and the Meerut Volunteer Cavalry, which had originally been formed as the District Volunteer Force. It was disbanded in 1861.
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==Casualties==
 
==Casualties==
*Available at the [[British Library]] is the publication, ''Casualty Roll for the Indian Mutiny, 1857-59'', compiled by I. T. Taverner, published by J. B. Hayward & Son (1983), Suffolk, England (ISBN: 0 903754 98 3) pp.205.  It contains name, rank and regimental number of every casualty (fatal or otherwise) of HM's (incl. Naval Brigade) & HEIC forces (by Presidency, incl. Indian Medical Service and Ecclesiastical Establishment); location and date where/when/how injured.  A useful chronology of the Mutiny events and bibliography is appended.<ref>By email to User:Maureene dated 14 November 2010</ref>
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*Available at the [[British Library]] UIN: BLL01009529613  is the publication, ''Casualty Roll for the Indian Mutiny, 1857-59'', compiled by I. T. Taverner, published by J. B. Hayward & Son (1983), Suffolk, England (ISBN: 0 903754 98 3) pp.205.  It contains name, rank and regimental number of every casualty (fatal or otherwise) of HM's (incl. Naval Brigade) & HEIC forces (by Presidency, incl. Indian Medical Service and Ecclesiastical Establishment); location and date where/when/how injured.  A useful chronology of the Mutiny events and bibliography is appended.<ref>By email to User:Maureene dated 14 November 2010</ref>
  
* [http://www.angelfire.com/mp/memorials/mutindyz.htm Memorials of the Indian Mutiny] Online site listing soldiers of both British and HEIC regiments who were killed during the Mutiny.  
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/mp/memorials/mutindyz.htm Memorials of the Indian Mutiny] Online site listing soldiers of both British and HEIC regiments who were killed during the Mutiny.  
  
 
* Military records on [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-military-armed-forces-and-conflict findypast.com] include record set entitled British Casualties, Indian Mutiny 1857-1859
 
* Military records on [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-military-armed-forces-and-conflict findypast.com] include record set entitled British Casualties, Indian Mutiny 1857-1859
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==Bibliography==
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*''What Really Happened During the Mutiny : a Day-by-day Account of the Major Events of 1857-59 in India'' by P.J.O. Taylor. Published Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1997. Available at the [[British Library]] UIN: BLL01008881260 . Contains a bibliography which effectively replaced previous ones.<ref>"Three Letters From The Indian Mutiny" by Brian Robson, see above.</ref> The author had previously been an officer in the Indian Army who wrote a number of books on the Indian Mutiny.
  
 
== Recommended Reading ==
 
== Recommended Reading ==
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*[http://www.usiofindia.org/publications/Journal/Archives/ "Reflections from Lucknow on the Great Uprising of 1857"] by Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones  from the United Service Institution of India website. Scroll and select "October 2005-December 2005", then scroll to the article. Retrieved 12 October 2014
 
*[http://www.usiofindia.org/publications/Journal/Archives/ "Reflections from Lucknow on the Great Uprising of 1857"] by Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones  from the United Service Institution of India website. Scroll and select "October 2005-December 2005", then scroll to the article. Retrieved 12 October 2014
 
*[http://sites.google.com/site/laurieletters/1-introduction Irregular Correspondence] is a collection of letters by the three eldest sons of John and Eliza Laurie, to their parents. Includes the letters from India 1858-1861, of Lieutenant Julius Laurie of the 34th Foot. (Website by William Dyson-Laurie)
 
*[http://sites.google.com/site/laurieletters/1-introduction Irregular Correspondence] is a collection of letters by the three eldest sons of John and Eliza Laurie, to their parents. Includes the letters from India 1858-1861, of Lieutenant Julius Laurie of the 34th Foot. (Website by William Dyson-Laurie)
*[http://www.leighanddistricthistory.com/index.php/law/indian-mutiny-1857-1858 Leigh and District History: Indian Mutiny 1857-1858]. Personal accounts from soldiers in India, sent to family in  the Leigh District, Greater Manchester, England. The account by James Ramsdale, stated to be of the "14th Battalion Royal Infantry", appears to be a transcription error -  it is considered he was actually in  No. 3 Coy/14th Bn. Royal Artillery.<ref>Snook, Mike. [http://www.victorianwars.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=11969&sid=132751e5450348d8a925c2d2a7154561#p63140 How did new troops get to Roorkee in 1858?] ''Victorian Wars Forum'' 3 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.</ref>
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170726072557/http://www.leighanddistricthistory.com/index.php/law/indian-mutiny-1857-1858 Leigh and District History: Indian Mutiny 1857-1858], now an archived webpage. Personal accounts from soldiers in India, sent to family in  the Leigh District, Greater Manchester, England. The account by James Ramsdale, stated to be of the "14th Battalion Royal Infantry", appears to be a transcription error -  it is considered he was actually in  No. 3 Coy/14th Bn. Royal Artillery.<ref>Snook, Mike. [http://www.victorianwars.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=11969&sid=132751e5450348d8a925c2d2a7154561#p63140 How did new troops get to Roorkee in 1858?] ''Victorian Wars Forum'' 3 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.</ref>
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*[https://www.jstor.org/stable/44225863 "Three Letters From The Indian Mutiny"] by Brian Robson. ''Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research'' Vol. 77, No. 310 (Summer 1999), pp. 100-105. jstor.org. Read online for free, but registration with jstor.org required, see [[Miscellaneous tips]] for more details.  Three letters from Rifleman Francis Foster of the [[Rifle Brigade]], dating from the latter phases of the Mutiny, in 1858.
 
*[http://bjmh.org.uk/index.php/bjmh/article/view/32 "Counter-Insurgency in the Bombay Presidency during the Mutiny-Rebellion, 1857"] by Bruce Collins, British ''Journal for Military History'' Vol 1, No 2 (2015). bjmh.org.uk.
 
*[http://bjmh.org.uk/index.php/bjmh/article/view/32 "Counter-Insurgency in the Bombay Presidency during the Mutiny-Rebellion, 1857"] by Bruce Collins, British ''Journal for Military History'' Vol 1, No 2 (2015). bjmh.org.uk.
 
*[http://archive.deccanherald.com/Content/May202007/sundayherald200705192574.asp "The rising in the south"] by Suryanath U Kamath Sunday, May 20, 2007 Deccan Herald.  The 1857-58 uprising in Karnataka, which continued till 1859.
 
*[http://archive.deccanherald.com/Content/May202007/sundayherald200705192574.asp "The rising in the south"] by Suryanath U Kamath Sunday, May 20, 2007 Deccan Herald.  The 1857-58 uprising in Karnataka, which continued till 1859.
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===Historical newspapers and books online===
 
===Historical newspapers and books online===
*[http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/page.do?page=/researchguide.jspx&docPage=topicguide/blcs_25.htm (British Library) British Newspapers Online - Sepoy Mutiny] - Background context and links to free to view contemporary newspaper articles
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====Histories and general====
 
*[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=A10LAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&lr=#PPA208,M1 Military Divisions in India at the outbreak of the Mutiny] in ''The history of the Indian revolt and of the expeditions to Persia, China & Japan'' by George Dodd (Google Books)
 
*[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=A10LAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&lr=#PPA208,M1 Military Divisions in India at the outbreak of the Mutiny] in ''The history of the Indian revolt and of the expeditions to Persia, China & Japan'' by George Dodd (Google Books)
 
*[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=W3geAAAAMAAJ&printsec=titlepage&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false ''The Mutiny of the Bengal Army''] by George Bruce Malleson (1858) (Google Books)
 
*[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=W3geAAAAMAAJ&printsec=titlepage&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false ''The Mutiny of the Bengal Army''] by George Bruce Malleson (1858) (Google Books)
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**[http://books.google.com/books?id=09M1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PP7  1858 Part 1],[http://books.google.com/books?id=0tU1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1505 1858 Part 2], [http://books.google.com/books?id=VqI1AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover 1858  Part 3], [http://books.google.com/books?id=Tqc1AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover  1858 Part 4] with [http://books.google.com/books?id=Tqc1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA3951  Index under entry 'India Board']
 
**[http://books.google.com/books?id=09M1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PP7  1858 Part 1],[http://books.google.com/books?id=0tU1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1505 1858 Part 2], [http://books.google.com/books?id=VqI1AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover 1858  Part 3], [http://books.google.com/books?id=Tqc1AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover  1858 Part 4] with [http://books.google.com/books?id=Tqc1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA3951  Index under entry 'India Board']
 
**[http://books.google.com/books?id=BloPAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover  1859 Part 1, January to June], [http://books.google.com/books?id=odg1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1503  1859 Part 2, July to December] with [http://books.google.com/books?id=odg1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA2621 Index under entry 'India Office']
 
**[http://books.google.com/books?id=BloPAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover  1859 Part 1, January to June], [http://books.google.com/books?id=odg1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1503  1859 Part 2, July to December] with [http://books.google.com/books?id=odg1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA2621 Index under entry 'India Office']
*[https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/22098/page/811 ''The London Gazette Extraordinary Wednesday, February 17, 1858''], (page 811) consisting of 34 pages relating to the Indian Mutiny. Includes "a [https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/22098/page/839 complete nominal roll] of officers, members of the Uncovenanted Service, and women and children of the garrison of Lucknow" (page 839). This [http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n239/mode/1up link] <ref>[http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n239/mode/1up page 230 footnote] "Notes on the History and Services of the Thirty-Second Regiment" ''Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal'' 1880 Part 3</ref> advises there were corrections in subsequent Gazettes.
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*[https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/22098/page/811 ''The London Gazette Extraordinary Wednesday, February 17, 1858''], (page 811) consisting of 34 pages relating to the Indian Mutiny. Includes "a [https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/22098/page/839 complete nominal roll] of officers, members of the Uncovenanted Service, and women and children of the garrison of Lucknow" (page 839). This [http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n239/mode/1up link] <ref>[http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n239/mode/1up Page 230 footnote] "Notes on the History and Services of the Thirty-Second Regiment" ''Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal'' 1880 Part 3</ref> advises there were corrections in subsequent Gazettes.
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*Papers presented to Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. Printed in London
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:[https://archive.org/stream/cu31924030435394#page/n370/mode/1up Details of the Reports presented], with brief details of the contents. Archive.org
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:Many of the following are also available as British Library Digital Books, accessible through the British Library Catalogue Search, where the pages may be rotated if required.
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:[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_eNeAAAAcAAJ&pg=PP2 ''Mutinies in the East Indies''] Variant Title: ''Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies'' 1857  Google Books. [Parliamentary paper 2252 (British Library catalogue)]
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:[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=BuReAAAAcAAJ&pg=PP1 ''Appendix to Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies (Inclosures in Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 6)'']  1857 Google Books
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:[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.94075/page/n5 ''Appendix to Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies (Inclosures in Nos. 7 to 19)''] 1857 Archive.org
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:[http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_100024591202.0x000001 ''Further Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies''] 1857 [Parliamentary papers 2266 (British Library catalogue)] British Library Digital Collection
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:[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QOReAAAAcAAJ&pg=PP2 ''Further Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies''] 1857 [Parliamentary papers 2277 (British Library catalogue)] Google Books
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:[https://books.google.com.au/books?id=ReReAAAAcAAJ&pg=PP1 ''Further Papers (No. 4) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies''] 1857 Google Books
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:[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=U-ReAAAAcAAJ&pg=PP1 ''Further Papers (No. 5) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies''] 1857 Google Books
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:[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.501692/page/n3  ''Appendix (A) to the Further Papers (No. 5) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies (Inclosures in No.1)''] 1857 Archive.org
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:[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.548264/page/n5  ''Appendix (B) to Further Papers (No. 5) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies'' (Inclosures in Nos 2, 3 and 4)'']  1858 Google Books
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:[https://archive.org/details/dli.bengal.10689.14407/page/n5 ''Further Papers (No. 6) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies''] Archive.org. Not dated , but probably 1858
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:[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=4ZVeAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA3 ''Supplement to Papers (No. 6) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies'']  1858 Google Books
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:[https://archive.org/details/dli.bengal.10689.22560/page/n5 ''Further Papers (No. 7) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies''] 1857 Archive.org. [https://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.319510022425198?urlappend=%3Bseq=9 HathiTrust Version]
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:[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.12877 ''Further Papers (No. 8) relative to the Insurrection In The East Indies''] 1858 Archive.org
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:[https://archive.org/details/dli.bengal.10689.20415/page/n5 ''Further Papers (No. 8A) relative to the Insurrection In The East Indies''] 1858 Archive.org
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:[https://archive.org/details/dli.bengal.10689.13590/page/n5 ''Further Papers (No. 9) relative to the Insurrection In The East Indies''] 1858 [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.12876 2nd file], both Archive.org.
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:Extracts from some of the above. [http://books.google.com/books?id=c1lNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA138 "No. CXVII—Mutinies in India (Bengal): Further Papers (No. 6, in continuation of No. 4,) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies" etc], including [http://books.google.com/books?id=c1lNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA203 "Central Provinces"], pages 326-446 (digital pages 138-258) 'Series F British India, Colonies etc' ''Annals of British Legislation, Volume 5'' edited by Leone Levi 1859 Google Books
 
*''The History of the Indian Mutiny'', [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.501807 ''Volume 1''] and [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.501808 ''Volume 2''] by Charles Ball, 1858.  Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection. Index pages commence  digital page 756, Volume 1 and digital page 4, Volume 2
 
*''The History of the Indian Mutiny'', [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.501807 ''Volume 1''] and [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.501808 ''Volume 2''] by Charles Ball, 1858.  Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection. Index pages commence  digital page 756, Volume 1 and digital page 4, Volume 2
 
:Google Books has Volume 1, and almost all of Volume 2, classified as Volumes 1-7,  as follows:
 
:Google Books has Volume 1, and almost all of Volume 2, classified as Volumes 1-7,  as follows:
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**[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyindianmu01mallgoog#page/n8/mode/2up  Volume 1] 1878, [http://archive.org/stream/historyofindianm02mall#page/n5/mode/2up Volume 2] 1879, [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofindianm03mall#page/n5/mode/2up  Volume 3 (title History of the Indian Mutiny 1857-1859)] 1880
 
**[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyindianmu01mallgoog#page/n8/mode/2up  Volume 1] 1878, [http://archive.org/stream/historyofindianm02mall#page/n5/mode/2up Volume 2] 1879, [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofindianm03mall#page/n5/mode/2up  Volume 3 (title History of the Indian Mutiny 1857-1859)] 1880
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/analyticalindext00pinciala#page/n3/mode/2up  ''Analytical index to Sir John W. Kaye's History of the Sepoy War and Col. G.B. Malleson's History of the Indian Mutiny''] by Frederic Pincott. 1880 Archive.org
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/analyticalindext00pinciala#page/n3/mode/2up  ''Analytical index to Sir John W. Kaye's History of the Sepoy War and Col. G.B. Malleson's History of the Indian Mutiny''] by Frederic Pincott. 1880 Archive.org
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*[https://archive.org/details/b28710745 ''The Sepoy Revolt : a Critical Narrative''] by Lieut.-General McLeod Innes.1897 Archive.org.
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**[https://archive.org/stream/b28710745#page/n6/mode/1up Map Shewing Different Mutinies] and [https://archive.org/stream/b28710745#page/304/mode/1up 7 further maps].
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:[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.52188 Lacks maps, but pages may be easier to read] Archive.org.
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:[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.175703 Second edition 1897] With a second Preface. Archive.org.
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/historyofindian00holm#page/n5/mode/2up ''A History of the Indian Mutiny and of the disturbances which accompanied it among the civil population''] by T. Rice Holmes 5th edition revised 1898, originally published 1883. Archive.org. [http://archive.org/stream/historyofindian00holm#page/638/mode/2up Index], page 639
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/historyofindian00holm#page/n5/mode/2up ''A History of the Indian Mutiny and of the disturbances which accompanied it among the civil population''] by T. Rice Holmes 5th edition revised 1898, originally published 1883. Archive.org. [http://archive.org/stream/historyofindian00holm#page/638/mode/2up Index], page 639
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*''The History of the Royal and Indian Artillery in the Mutiny of 1857''  by Julian R J Jocelyn 1915 is available in a reprint edition,<ref>[https://www.naval-military-press.com/product/history-of-the-royal-and-indian-artillery-in-the-mutiny-of-1857/ ''History of the Royal and Indian Artillery in the Mutiny of 1857''] by Julian R J Jocelyn. Naval & Military Press reprint edition.</ref>  which in turn is available [https://www.fold3.com/browse/251/hTGb85NZ8EamDdOvsqtlyCuUX  online on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3]  (located in World War II/Military Books/India).  “A very remarkable narrative, containing better tables and orders of battle, than any other book published. It is as interesting for its general as it is for its artillery record.” (Statement by Sir George MacMunn, 1931, refer his book below).
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*''History of the Corps of Royal Engineers Vol I'' by Maj-Gen Whitworth Porter 1889 [http://www.archive.org/stream/historycorpsroy01portgoog#page/n530/mode/2up Volume I The Indian Mutiny] archive.org
 
*''Selections from the letters, despatches and other state papers preserved in the Military Department of the Government of India, 1857-58'' edited by George W. Forrest, Director of Records of the Government of India. Archive.org  
 
*''Selections from the letters, despatches and other state papers preserved in the Military Department of the Government of India, 1857-58'' edited by George W. Forrest, Director of Records of the Government of India. Archive.org  
**[http://www.archive.org/stream/selectionsfromle01forruoft#page/n7/mode/2up  Volume 1] [Delhi] 1893, [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.35457 Volume 2] [Lucknow] 1902,[http://www.archive.org/stream/selectionsfromle03forruoft#page/n7/mode/2up  Volume 3] [Lucknow-Cawnpore] 1902, [http://www.archive.org/stream/selectionsfromle04forruoft#page/n5/mode/2up  Volume 4] [Central India] 1912
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**[http://www.archive.org/stream/selectionsfromle01forruoft#page/n7/mode/2up  Volume 1] [Delhi] 1893, [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.35457 Volume 2] [Lucknow-Cawnpore] 1902,[http://www.archive.org/stream/selectionsfromle03forruoft#page/n7/mode/2up  Volume 3] [Lucknow-Cawnpore] 1902, [http://www.archive.org/stream/selectionsfromle04forruoft#page/n5/mode/2up  Volume 4] [Central India] 1912
 
*''A History of the Indian Mutiny; reviewed and illustrated from original documents'' by G W Forrest CIE 1904-12 Archive.org [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofindianm01forr#page/n7/mode/2up Volume I]; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofindianm02forr#page/n7/mode/2up Volume II]; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofindianm03forr#page/n9/mode/2up Volume III], Central India.
 
*''A History of the Indian Mutiny; reviewed and illustrated from original documents'' by G W Forrest CIE 1904-12 Archive.org [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofindianm01forr#page/n7/mode/2up Volume I]; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofindianm02forr#page/n7/mode/2up Volume II]; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofindianm03forr#page/n9/mode/2up Volume III], Central India.
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*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=hoVCAAAAIAAJ&pg=PP11 ''Notes on the Revolt in the North-Western Provinces of India''] by Charles Raikes 1858 Google Books
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*''An account of the mutinies in Oudh and of the siege of the Lucknow Residency; with some observations on the condition of the Province of Oudh and on the causes of the mutiny of the Bengal Army'' by Martin Richard Gubbins, Bengal Civil Service, Financial Commissioner for Oudh. [https://archive.org/details/accountofmutinie00gubb  2nd edition, with additions]; [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.284858 Third edition, with further additions]. Also [https://archive.org/details/anaccountmutini00gubbgoog 3rd edition] better text, but lacks images. 1858 Archive.org.
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=rw4NAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR1  ''‪Narrative of the Mutinies in Oude. Compiled from Authentic Records'']‬ by Captain ‪George Hutchinson‪, Bengal Engineers, Military Secretary to the Chief Commissioner, Oude 1859 Google Books‬  
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=rw4NAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR1  ''‪Narrative of the Mutinies in Oude. Compiled from Authentic Records'']‬ by Captain ‪George Hutchinson‪, Bengal Engineers, Military Secretary to the Chief Commissioner, Oude 1859 Google Books‬  
 
*[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=p8QnAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA8&dq=Trimmoo&ei=KtCGSa_GBpr2McXMpIoI#PPR8,M1 Disposition of Troops in the Punjab prior to the Mutiny] in ''The Crisis in the Punjab, from the 10th of May Until the Fall of Delhi'' by Frederic Henry Cooper (Google Books)
 
*[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=p8QnAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA8&dq=Trimmoo&ei=KtCGSa_GBpr2McXMpIoI#PPR8,M1 Disposition of Troops in the Punjab prior to the Mutiny] in ''The Crisis in the Punjab, from the 10th of May Until the Fall of Delhi'' by Frederic Henry Cooper (Google Books)
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=c1lNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA138 "No. CXVII—Mutinies in India (Bengal): Further Papers (No. 6, in continuation of No. 4,) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies" etc], including [http://books.google.com/books?id=c1lNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA203 "Central Provinces"], pages 326-446 (computer pages 138-258) 'Series F British India, Colonies etc' ''Annals of British Legislation, Volume 5'' edited by Leone Levi 1859 Google Books
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*[http://archive.org/stream/fiftysevensomeac00keenrich#page/n3/mode/2up ''Fifty-Seven: Some Account of the Administration in Indian Districts during the Revolt of the Bengal Army''] by Henry George Keene 1883 Archive.org
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*''The Tale of the  Great Mutiny'' by W H  Fitchett. With portraits and maps. [https://archive.org/details/taleofgreatmutin01fitc 1901 version]; [https://archive.org/details/taleofgreatmutin00fitc  Eight Impression, Second Edition (Enlarged) 1909] Archive.org
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*''Records of the Intelligence Department of the Government of the North-West Provinces of India during the Mutiny of 1857'' arranged by Sir William Muir 1902 Archive.org [http://www.archive.org/stream/recordsintellig00indigoog#page/n6/mode/2up Volume 1] [http://www.archive.org/stream/recordsintellig01indigoog#page/n6/mode/2up Volume 2]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/revoltincentral00burtgoog#page/n4/mode/2up ''The Revolt in Central India 1857-1859''] compiled by Army Headquarters, India 1908. Archive.org
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*''Selections from the Punjab Government Records''. Series edited by A. Raynor and H. R. Goulding. Volumes 7 and 8 are in respect of the Indian Mutiny and were published 1911.
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:[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.281777  ''Mutiny Records Correspondence In Two Parts [Vol. 7<nowiki>]</nowiki> Part 1'']; [https://archive.org/details/in.gov.ignca.10817/page/n3 [Vol. 7<nowiki>]</nowiki> Pt.2''], [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.54949 Pt.2 2nd file]
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:[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.529198  ''Mutiny Records Reports [Vol.8<nowiki>]</nowiki>  Pt.1''], [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.529197 ''Mutiny Records Reports [Vol.8<nowiki>]</nowiki>  Pt.2'']. Archive.org. Public Library of India Collection.
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/heroesofindianmu00gill#page/n11/mode/2up ''Heroes of the Indian Mutiny: stories of heroic deeds''] by Edward Gilliat 1914 Archive.org
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*[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.173458 ''A Postscript To The Records Of The Indian Mutiny'']  Archive.org, Public Library of India Collection.  Full title: ''A Postscript to the Records of the Indian Mutiny. An Attempt to Trace the Subsequent Careers and Fate of the Rebel Bengal Regiments, 1857-1858'' by  Lieutenant-Colonel  G H D Gimlette 1927. “Gimlette lists all of the units of the Bengal Army and gives a short annotation of each one discussing their eventual fate”<ref>
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[https://web.archive.org/web/20160921094340/http://www.peterharrington.co.uk/rare-books/india/a-postscript-to-the-records-of-the-indian-mutiny/ peterharrington.co.uk]. Accessed 21 September 2016.</ref>
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*[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.119259 ''The Indian Mutiny In Perspective''] by Lieut-General Sir George MacMunn (reprint edition) first published 1931 Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection.
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*[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.63161/page/n1 ''Bengal Mutiny. The Story Of The Sepoy Rebellion''] by George Dangerfield  1933 Archive.org
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*[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.81088 ''Fatehgarh And The Mutiny''] by F R Cosens (and C L Wallace) 1933  Archive.org, Public Library of India Collection.
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*[https://archive.org/details/TheIndianMutinyOf1857AndTheSikhsDr.GandaSingh ''The Indian Mutiny of 1857 and the Sikhs''] by Ganda Singh 1969 Archive.org
 
*[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=U9YSAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA4-PA1#v=onepage&q=&f=false ''Parliamentary papers, Volume 50'' - East India (Prize Property)] HMSO (1860) containing official correspondence on prize captured by HM and Company forces during Indian Mutiny actions.  Details discussion on the origin and distribution of ten different prize funds. Google Books
 
*[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=U9YSAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA4-PA1#v=onepage&q=&f=false ''Parliamentary papers, Volume 50'' - East India (Prize Property)] HMSO (1860) containing official correspondence on prize captured by HM and Company forces during Indian Mutiny actions.  Details discussion on the origin and distribution of ten different prize funds. Google Books
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*[https://books.google.com.au/books?id=I-wSAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA6-PA1 "East India (Troops and Police)"]. Correspondence relative to the grant of the Medal to the Troops and Police employed in Suppressing the Mutiny and Rebellion in the Bombay Presidency.  With Medal Rolls and details of some of the actions. ''Accounts and papers of the House of Commons Volume XXXVIII''.  Ordered to be printed  17 May 1865. Google Books.
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*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Q9wRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA376 The Indian Mutiny, 1857] from  "Memoir of Major-General Sir Henry Marion Durand, K.C.S.I., C.B., R.E." by Lieutenant C.R, Low, (late) Indian Navy. page 376 ''Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal, 1871 Part 1'' Google Books
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*''Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal 1880 Part 3'' Archive.org
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**"Notes on the History and Services of the Thirty-Second Regiment" The middle parts of this article, are available as follows: [http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n125/mode/1up  page 114], [http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n227/mode/1up  page 218], [http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n302/mode/1up    page 299]. Unfortunately, the earlier and later parts of this article in earlier and later volumes are not available online. They are however, available at the [[British Library]].
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**[http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n281/mode/1up  "Martyrs, an Episode in the Indian Mutiny"] by Major Picton Warlow page 278
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*[https://books.google.com.au/books?id=HL5XAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA1 ''The Revolt of the Bengal Sepoys''] by Dr Julius Berncastle 1857 Google Books
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*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=bAYrAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1 ''Revolt of the Sepoys'']  ''Reprinted from the Princeton Review January 1858'' by John Cameron Lowrie 1858 Google Books
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*[https://archive.org/details/mutinyoutbreakat0000palm/page/n5 ''The Mutiny Outbreak at Meerut in 1857''] by J A B Palmer 1966  including  [https://archive.org/details/mutinyoutbreakat0000palm/page/176 "Plan of Meerut Cantonment in 1857"], page 177. Archive.org Lending Library
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*[https://archive.org/details/rajindianmutinyk0000pemb/page/n5 ''The Raj, the Indian Mutiny and the Kingdom of Oudh, 1801-1859''] by  John Pemble 1977 Archive.org Books to Borrow/Lending Library.
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*[https://archive.org/details/heroesofindianmu00gill/page/n11 ''Heroes of the Indian Mutiny; Stories of Heroic Deeds…''] by Edward Gilliat 1914 Archive.org. Elsewhere classified as “reading level: Young Adults”, and appears to be considered suitable for older school students.
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*[https://archive.org/details/withhavelockfrom00groorich/page/n8 ''With Havelock from Allahabad to Lucknow, 1857''] by William Tate Groom 1894 Archive.org. Letters to his wife, by an officer with the [[1st Madras (European) Fusiliers]], who was mortally wounded in a sortie on 5th October 1857.
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*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=NGoLAAAAIAAJ&pg=PR3 ''Eight Months' Campaign Against the Bengal Sepoy Army During the Mutiny of 1857'']  by Colonel George Bourchier , Bengal Horse Artillery 1858 Google Books
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=utpGAAAAIAAJ&pg=PR3 ''A Year's Campaigning in India‬: ‪From March, 1857, to March, 1858''] by‬ Julius George Medley, Captain Bengal Engineers and Garrison Engineer of Lucknow. 1858 Google Books
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=utpGAAAAIAAJ&pg=PR3 ''A Year's Campaigning in India‬: ‪From March, 1857, to March, 1858''] by‬ Julius George Medley, Captain Bengal Engineers and Garrison Engineer of Lucknow. 1858 Google Books
*Joseph Fahrer of the Bengal Medical Service was the Residency Surgeon at Lucknow from 1853 and attended Sir Henry Lawrence when mortally wounded. His account of the Mutiny period is from [http://archive.org/stream/recollectionsofm1900fayr#page/130/mode/2up ''Recollections of My Life''], page 130 by Surgeon-General  Sir Joseph Fayrer 1900 Archive.org.
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*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=GhodAAAAMAAJ&pg=PR3  ''Up Among the Pandies: Or, A Year's Service in India''] by Lieut. Vivian Dering Majendie, Royal Artillery.  1859 Google Books. The author left England after the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny.
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/fortyoneyearsin00unkngoog#page/n100/mode/1up ''Forty One Years in India: From subaltern to commander-in-chief Volume 1''] by Field Marshal Lord Roberts of Kandahar 1897 Chapter 6 onwards. Archive.org [http://www.archive.org/stream/fortyoneyearsin02robegoog#page/n11/mode/1up ''Volume 2''] 1898
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*''A Memoir, Letters, and Diary of the Rev. Henry S. Polehampton, Chaplain of Lucknow'' ed. by E. and T.S. Polehampton. [https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.$b294468?urlappend=%3Bseq=9 2nd edition 1858] HathiTrust with 3 images (rotatable); [https://archive.org/details/amemoirlettersa01polegoog Third edition 1859] clear text but no illustrations. Archive.org.
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:He arrived in India 1856. Appointed to Lucknow. Wounded and died during the Siege of Lucknow July 1857.
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*[https://archive.org/details/b28709019 ''My Journal or What I did and saw between the 9th of June and 25th November, 1857, with an Account of General Havelock's March from Allahabad to Lucknow''] by A Volunteer. 1858 Archive.org. The author was W. O. Swanston [William Oliver] 7th Madras NI.  The story of the Volunteer Cavalry, commanded by Captain Barrow, also known as [[Barrow's Volunteers‎]].
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*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=tDAoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR3  ''Recollections of a winter campaign in India in 1857-58''] by Capt Oliver John Jones, R.N. 1859 Google Books. The author was attached, as a volunteer, to the [[53rd Regiment of Foot]] for five months
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*''From Cadet to Colonel: the Record of a Life of Active Service'' by Sir Thomas Seaton 1866 Google Books, The Indian Mutiny commences Volume 2 [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=RkEoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA52  Chapter III, page 52] ([http://books.google.com.au/books?id=bUEoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR5 Volume 1])
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/lieutenantgener00hervgoog#page/n7/mode/1up ''Lieutenant General Crommelin, C.B.: Royal (Bengal) Engineers; a Memoir and a Retrospect in the Year of the Mutiny in India''] by Charles Hervey 1887 Archive.org
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/lieutenantgener00hervgoog#page/n7/mode/1up ''Lieutenant General Crommelin, C.B.: Royal (Bengal) Engineers; a Memoir and a Retrospect in the Year of the Mutiny in India''] by Charles Hervey 1887 Archive.org
*[https://archive.org/details/chinajiminciden00harrgoog '''China Jim', Incidents and Adventures in the Life of an Indian Mutiny Veteran''] by Major General  J T Harris 1912  Archive.org. He joined the Bengal Army in 1849. He probably retired c late 1870s. He took part in the [[2nd Burma War]], the Indian Mutiny and the [[2nd China War]].
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/cihm_03108#page/n33/mode/2up, ''Life and travels of James Fisher: an autobiography''], page 32 by James Fisher 1890 Archive.org. During the Indian Mutiny the author belonged to a British Army regiment, 2nd Battalion Military Train, whose duty was a mounted transport. (This regiment was later part of the Royal Army Service Corps  and nowadays the Royal Logistic Corps)
*[https://archive.org/details/incidentsinindia00pittiala ''Incidents in India and Memories of the Mutiny, with some records of Alexander's Horse and the 1st Bengal Cavalry''] Edited by F W Pitt 1896 Archive.org. The subject of the book is General W R E Alexander, a Commander of the 1st Bengal Cavalry.
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*[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.507263 ''Barracks and battlefields in India; or, The experiences of a soldier of the 10th Foot (North Lincoln) in the Sikh wars and Sepoy Mutiny''], edited by the Rev Caesar Caine 1891 Archive.org, Public Library of India Collection.  The soldier was Thomas Malcolm. This book is also available on a restricted access basis, probably accessible by those in North America on the  [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100382741 HathiTrust Digital Library]
*Cover title: [https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=i45eAAAAcAAJ&pg=PP1 ''A Naval Cadet with H.M.S. Shannon Brigade in India: Journal of Edward Spencer Watson'']Title page ''Journal. India: with H.M.S. "Shannon", Naval Brigade, from August 18th, 1858''. Note however, there appears to be a typographical error, as correct date should be 1857.  Catalogued as published  1858. Google Books.
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=A7XMfkemThoC&pg=PR5 ‪''The Shannon's Brigade in India‬: ‪being some account of Sir William Peel's Naval Brigade in the Indian Campaign of 1857-1858'']‬  by Edmund Hope Verney, Lieut. R.N. 1862 ‪Google Books
 
** Also see Fiction below for a novel, ''The Devil's Wind'' by Maj. Gen.G.L. Verney, concerning the Shannon's Brigade.
 
*''From Cadet to Colonel: the Record of a Life of Active Service'' by Sir Thomas Seaton 1866 Google Books, The Indian Mutiny commences Volume 2 [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=RkEoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA52  Chapter III, page 52] ([http://books.google.com.au/books?id=bUEoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR5 Volume 1])
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=NGoLAAAAIAAJ&pg=PR3 ''Eight Months' Campaign Against the Bengal Sepoy Army During the Mutiny of 1857'']  by Colonel George Bourchier , Bengal Horse Artillery 1858 Google Books
 
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/cu31924064295508#page/n9/mode/2up ''Mutiny Memoirs being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857''] by Colonel A. R. D. Mackenzie 2nd edition 1892 Archive.org (First edition 1891)
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/cu31924064295508#page/n9/mode/2up ''Mutiny Memoirs being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857''] by Colonel A. R. D. Mackenzie 2nd edition 1892 Archive.org (First edition 1891)
*''Memories of the Mutiny'' by Francis Cornwallis Maude, late Colonel R A, and formerly commanding the Artillery of Havelock's Column. 1894 Archive.org [https://archive.org/details/memoriesmutiny01shergoog Volume I] 2nd Edition. [https://archive.org/details/MemoriesOfTheMutiny2 Volume II]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028000101#page/n151/mode/2up  "The Indian Mutiny"], page 121, ''Recollections of a Military Life'' by General Sir John Adye , RA  1895 Archive.org.  He came to India when the Indian Mutiny broke out, and was in India nearly nine years.
 
*[https://archive.org/details/avariedlifearec00gordgoog ''A varied life: a record of military and civil service, of sport and of travel in India, Central Asia and Persia 1849 -1902''] by Gen. Sir Thomas Edward Gordon. 1906 Archive.org. He  became on attachment, 2nd in command, and then in command,  of the [[7th Regiment of Punjab Infantry|7th Punjab Infantry]], Bengal Army for approximately 20 months, during the Indian Mutiny, [https://archive.org/stream/avariedlifearec00gordgoog#page/n46/mode/2up page 21], on active service near Cawnpore.
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/narrativeofsiege00grifiala#page/n7/mode/2up ''A Narrative of the Siege of Delhi with an Account of the Mutiny at Ferozepore in 1857''] by Charles John Griffiths, Late Captain [[61st Regiment of Foot|61st Regiment]]  1910 Archive.org
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=GhodAAAAMAAJ&pg=PR3  ''Up Among the Pandies: Or, A Year's Service in India''] by Lieut. Vivian Dering Majendie, Royal Artillery.  1859 Google Books. The author left England after the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny.
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=tDAoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR3  ''Recollections of a winter campaign in India in 1857-58''] by Capt Oliver John Jones, R.N. 1859 Google Books. The author was attached, as a volunteer, to the [[53rd Regiment of Foot]] for five months
 
 
*[https://archive.org/details/cavalryexperien00ouvrgoog  ''Cavalry Experiences and Leaves from My Journal''] by Colonel H A Ouvry 1892 Archive.org. The author was with the [[9th Lancers]], and for a period with Irregular Cavalry. His Indian Mutiny experiences commence [https://archive.org/stream/cavalryexperien00ouvrgoog#page/n157/mode/2up page 127]. His wife's account follows.
 
*[https://archive.org/details/cavalryexperien00ouvrgoog  ''Cavalry Experiences and Leaves from My Journal''] by Colonel H A Ouvry 1892 Archive.org. The author was with the [[9th Lancers]], and for a period with Irregular Cavalry. His Indian Mutiny experiences commence [https://archive.org/stream/cavalryexperien00ouvrgoog#page/n157/mode/2up page 127]. His wife's account follows.
 
:[https://archive.org/details/aladysdiarybefo00ouvrgoog ''A Lady's Diary Before and During the Indian Mutiny''] by M H Ouvry 1892 Archive.org. The author 's husband wrote the book above.
 
:[https://archive.org/details/aladysdiarybefo00ouvrgoog ''A Lady's Diary Before and During the Indian Mutiny''] by M H Ouvry 1892 Archive.org. The author 's husband wrote the book above.
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/cihm_03108#page/n33/mode/2up, ''Life and travels of James Fisher: an autobiography''], page 32 by James Fisher 1890 Archive.org.  During the Indian Mutiny the author belonged to a British Army regiment, 2nd Battalion Military Train, whose duty was a mounted transport. (This regiment was later part of the Royal Army Service Corps and nowadays the Royal Logistic Corps)
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*[https://archive.org/details/reminiscencesofg00forb/page/n5 ''Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-59, including the Relief, Siege, and Capture of Lucknow, and the Campaigns in Rohilcund and Oude''] by William Forbes-Mitchell, late Sergeant, [[93rd Regiment of Foot|Ninety-Third Sutherland Highlanders]] 1894 (first published 1893) Archive.org
*''Barracks and battlefields in India; or, The experiences of a soldier of the 10th Foot (North Lincoln) in the Sikh wars and Sepoy Mutiny'', edited by the Rev Caesar Caine 1891 is available to read  as a [http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/507263 Pdf download],  Digital Library of India. [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.507263 Archive.org version]. The soldier was Thomas Malcolm. This book is also available on a restricted access basis, probably accessible by those in North America on the [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100382741 Hathi Trust Digital Library]
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:[https://archive.org/details/reliefoflucknow0000forb/page/n5 ''The Relief of Lucknow''] by William Forbes-Mitchell. Edited,  and  with an introduction, by Michael Edwardes 1962. Archive.org Lending Library.
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*[https://archive.org/details/gunnerjingosjubi00stra ''Gunner Jingo's Jubilee''] by Major-General T Bland Strange. Late Royal Artillery 1893 Archive.org. Born 1831 in [[Meerut]] he subsequently came to India when the Indian Mutiny broke out (page 129). [https://archive.org/details/gunnerjingosjubi00stra/page/n15 Contents] [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Bland_Strange Thomas Bland Strange] Wikipedia. [http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=7974 “Strange, Thomas Bland”] by Roderick C. Macleod in ''Dictionary of Canadian Biography'', vol. 15, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003.  
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*''Memories of the Mutiny'' by Francis Cornwallis Maude, late Colonel R A, and formerly commanding the Artillery of Havelock's Column. 1894 Archive.org [https://archive.org/details/memoriesmutiny01shergoog Volume I] 2nd Edition. [https://archive.org/details/MemoriesOfTheMutiny2 Volume II]
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*[https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028000101#page/n151/mode/2up  "The Indian Mutiny"], page 121, ''Recollections of a Military Life'' by General Sir John Adye , RA  1895 Archive.org. He came to India when the Indian Mutiny broke out, and was in India nearly nine years.
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*[https://archive.org/stream/memoriesofsevenc00thor#page/n7/mode/2up ''Memories of Seven Campaigns: a record of thirty-five years' service in the Indian Medical Department in India, China, Egypt, and the Sudan''] by James Howard Thornton, Deputy Surgeon General, Indian Medical Service, late Principal Medical Officer Punjab Frontier Force. 1895 Archive.org. (The author was in the Bengal Medical Service 1856-1891). Chapters II-IV cover the Indian Mutiny period. During this time Thornton was attached to  [[5th Regiment of Foot|
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*[https://archive.org/details/incidentsinindia00pittiala ''Incidents in India and Memories of the Mutiny, with some records of Alexander's Horse and the 1st Bengal Cavalry''] Edited by F W Pitt 1896 Archive.org. The subject of the book is General W R E Alexander, a Commander of the 1st Bengal Cavalry.
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/fortyoneyearsin00unkngoog#page/n100/mode/1up ''Forty One Years in India: From subaltern to commander-in-chief Volume 1'']  by Field Marshal Lord Roberts of Kandahar 1897 Chapter 6 onwards. Archive.org [http://www.archive.org/stream/fortyoneyearsin02robegoog#page/n11/mode/1up ''Volume 2''] 1898
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*[https://archive.org/details/generalsirrichar00thor ''General Sir Richard Meade and the Feudatory States of Central and Southern India; a record of forty-three year's service as Soldier, Political Officer and Administrator''] by Thomas Henry Thornton 1898 Archive.org. Born 1821, Sir Richard served in the Bengal Army from 1838 for nearly twenty years. At the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny he was Brigade-Major of the Gwalior Contingent which mutinied. He later raised Meade’s Horse. Subsequently in 1859 he was appointed Political Agent at Gwalior, finally retiring in March 1881.
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/recollectionsoft00gordrich#page/106/mode/2up Sepoy Mutiny] page 107 ''Recollections of thirty-nine years in the Army'' by Sir Charles Alexander Gordon,  Surgeon- General 1898 Archive.org. He was then a surgeon with the [[10th Regiment of Foot]].
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/recollectionsoft00gordrich#page/106/mode/2up Sepoy Mutiny] page 107 ''Recollections of thirty-nine years in the Army'' by Sir Charles Alexander Gordon,  Surgeon- General 1898 Archive.org. He was then a surgeon with the [[10th Regiment of Foot]].
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/throughmutinyrem00walkrich#page/n7/mode/2up ''Through the Mutiny, reminiscences of thirty years' active service and sport in India, 1854-83''] by Thomas Nicholls Walker 1907 Archive.org
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*Joseph Fahrer of the Bengal Medical Service was the Residency Surgeon at Lucknow from 1853 and attended Sir Henry Lawrence when mortally wounded. His account of the Mutiny period is from [http://archive.org/stream/recollectionsofm1900fayr#page/130/mode/2up ''Recollections of My Life''], page 130 by Surgeon-General  Sir Joseph Fayrer 1900 Archive.org.
*[http://oudl.osmania.ac.in/handle/OUDL/2228 ''Fatehgarh And The Mutiny''] by F R Cosens (and C L Wallace) 1933 Osmania University Digital Library [OUDL]. May only be available Indian office hours (IST 10 am to 6 pm),  (IST = GMT+5:30). Also available as a [http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/81088  pdf download from the Digital Library of India]. [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.81088 Archive.org version].
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*''The Story of a Soldier's Life'' by Field Marshal Viscount Wolseley 1903. [https://archive.org/details/storyofsoldiers01wols/page/n8 Volume I], [https://archive.org/details/storyofsoldiers02wols/page/n8 Volume II] Archive.org. The Indian Mutiny account commences [https://archive.org/details/storyofsoldiers01wols/page/246 page 247]. He was with the [[90th Regiment of Foot|90th Light Infantry]].
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/revoltincentral00burtgoog#page/n4/mode/2up ''The Revolt in Central India 1857-1859''] compiled by Army Headquarters, India 1908. Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/details/generalsirrichar00thor ''General Sir Richard Meade and the Feudatory States of Central and Southern India; a record of forty-three year's service as Soldier, Political Officer and Administrator''] by Thomas Henry Thornton 1898 Archive.org. Born 1821, Sir Richard served in the Bengal Army from 1838 for nearly twenty years. At the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny he was Brigade-Major of the Gwalior Contingent which mutinied. He later raised Meade’s Horse. Subsequently in 1859 he was appointed Political Agent at Gwalior, finally retiring in March 1881.
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=6wbmMHtf-FwC&pg=PA310 "The Mutiny"] page 310 ''Memorials of Service in India‬: ‪from the correspondence of the late Major Samuel Charters Macpherson,‬ Political Agent at Gwalior during the Mutiny'' 1865 Google Books
 
 
*[https://archive.org/details/frommidshipmanto01woodiala ''From Midshipman to Field Marshal, Volume I''] by  Evelyn Wood 1906 Archive.org.  He arrived in India in December 1857 [https://archive.org/stream/frommidshipmanto01woodiala#page/118/mode/2up page 118] and took part in  operations in Central India, where he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
 
*[https://archive.org/details/frommidshipmanto01woodiala ''From Midshipman to Field Marshal, Volume I''] by  Evelyn Wood 1906 Archive.org.  He arrived in India in December 1857 [https://archive.org/stream/frommidshipmanto01woodiala#page/118/mode/2up page 118] and took part in  operations in Central India, where he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
*''Oriental Campaigns and European Furloughs: The Autobiography of a Veteran of the Indian Mutiny'' by Colonel E. Maude 1908 Archive.org The author served in a Field Force against the Bheels in 1857 [http://archive.org/stream/orientalcampaign00maudiala#page/206/mode/2up page 207] and in  the Malwa Field Force in 1858 [http://archive.org/stream/orientalcampaign00maudiala#page/212/mode/2up page 213]
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:[https://archive.org/details/revoltinhindusta00wooduoft ''The Revolt in Hindustan, 1857-59''] by Sir Evelyn Wood 1908 Archive.org. Based on a series of articles in ''The Times'' in October 1907.
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*[https://archive.org/details/avariedlifearec00gordgoog ''A varied life: a record of military and civil service, of sport and of travel in India, Central Asia and Persia 1849 -1902''] by Gen. Sir Thomas Edward Gordon. 1906 Archive.org. He  became on attachment, 2nd in command, and then in command, of the [[7th Regiment of Punjab Infantry|7th Punjab Infantry]], Bengal Army for approximately 20 months, during the Indian Mutiny, [https://archive.org/stream/avariedlifearec00gordgoog#page/n46/mode/2up page 21], on active service near Cawnpore.
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/incidentsandane00sprogoog#page/n72/mode/2up The Mutiny],  page 48 ''Incidents and Anecdotes in the Life of Lieut.-General Sprot  Volume 1'' 1906 Archive.org. The author was located in Central India.
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/incidentsandane00sprogoog#page/n72/mode/2up The Mutiny],  page 48 ''Incidents and Anecdotes in the Life of Lieut.-General Sprot  Volume 1'' 1906 Archive.org. The author was located in Central India.
*[https://books.google.com.au/books?id=I-wSAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA6-PA1 "East India (Troops and Police)"]. Correspondence relative to the grant of the Medal to the Troops and Police employed in Suppressing the Mutiny and Rebellion in the Bombay Presidency.  With Medal Rolls and details of some of the actions. ''Accounts and papers of the House of Commons Volume XXXVIII''.  Ordered to be printed  17 May 1865. Google Books.
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/throughmutinyrem00walkrich#page/n7/mode/2up ''Through the Mutiny, reminiscences of thirty years' active service and sport in India, 1854-83''] by Thomas Nicholls Walker 1907 Archive.org
*[https://archive.org/details/ourrealdangerini00forj ''Our real danger in India''] by C Forjett, late Commissioner of Police of Bombay c 1877. Archive.org.  Includes the author’s views on the causes of the Mutiny  and his part in the preventative and precautionary measures taken in Bombay during the Mutiny.
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/reminiscencesan01cavegoog#page/n213/mode/2up Chapter VI], page 198 ''Reminiscences of an Indian Official'' by General Sir Orfeur Cavenagh 1884 Archive.org. The measures taken in Calcutta during the Mutiny.
 
*''History of the Corps of Royal Engineers Vol I'' by Maj-Gen Whitworth Porter 1889 [http://www.archive.org/stream/historycorpsroy01portgoog#page/n530/mode/2up Volume I The Indian Mutiny] archive.org<br />
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/heroesofindianmu00gill#page/n11/mode/2up ''Heroes of the Indian Mutiny: stories of heroic deeds''] by Edward Gilliat 1914 Archive.org
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Q9wRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA376 The Indian Mutiny, 1857] from  "Memoir of Major-General Sir Henry Marion Durand, K.C.S.I., C.B., R.E." by Lieutenant C.R, Low, (late) Indian Navy. page 376 ''Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal, 1871 Part 1'' Google Books
 
*''Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal 1880 Part 3'' Archive.org
 
**"Notes on the History and Services of the Thirty-Second Regiment" The middle parts of this article, are available as follows: [http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n125/mode/1up  page 114], [http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n227/mode/1up  page 218], [http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n302/mode/1up    page 299]. Unfortunately, the earlier and later parts of this article in earlier and later volumes are not available online. They are however, available at the [[British Library]].
 
**[http://www.archive.org/stream/unitedservicema02pollgoog#page/n281/mode/1up  "Martyrs, an Episode in the Indian Mutiny"] by Major Picton Warlow page 278
 
*''Records of the Intelligence Department of the Government of the North-West Provinces of India during the Mutiny of 1857'' arranged by Sir William Muir 1902 Archive.org [http://www.archive.org/stream/recordsintellig00indigoog#page/n6/mode/2up Volume 1] [http://www.archive.org/stream/recordsintellig01indigoog#page/n6/mode/2up Volume 2]
 
*''Selections from the Punjab Government Records''. Edited by A. Raynor and H. R. Goulding c 1911. Pdf downloads, Digital Library of India
 
:[http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/281777  ''Mutiny Records Correspondence In Two Parts [Volume 7<nowiki>]</nowiki> Part 1 1911''], [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.281777 Archive.org version], [http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/103324 ''Mutiny Records Correspondence Vol.7 Pt.2 1911''].
 
:[http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/529198  ''Mutiny Records Reports Vol.8  Pt.1 1911''],  [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.529198 Archive.org version];  [http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/529197 ''Mutiny Records Reports Vol.8  Pt.2''],  [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.529197 Archive.org version].
 
*''My Diary in India, in the year 1858-9'' by  William Howard Russell, Special Correspondent of ''The Times'' 1860 Google Books [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=sfVAAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover Volume 1], [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=zfVAAAAAcAAJ&pg=PR4 Volume 2]
 
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/recollectionsofl00harrrich#page/20/mode/2up "The Indian Campaigns 1857-1859"] page 21, ''Recollections of a Life in the British Army during the latter half of the 19th Century'' by Gen. Sir Richard Harrison, Royal Engineers 1908 Archive.org
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/recollectionsofl00harrrich#page/20/mode/2up "The Indian Campaigns 1857-1859"] page 21, ''Recollections of a Life in the British Army during the latter half of the 19th Century'' by Gen. Sir Richard Harrison, Royal Engineers 1908 Archive.org
*For online books about Brig-Gen John Nicholson and his role in the indian Mutiny, see the the page [[John Nicholson]]
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*''Oriental Campaigns and European Furloughs: The Autobiography of a Veteran of the Indian Mutiny'' by Colonel E. Maude 1908  Archive.org The author served in a Field Force against the Bheels in 1857 [http://archive.org/stream/orientalcampaign00maudiala#page/206/mode/2up page 207] and in  the Malwa Field Force in 1858 [http://archive.org/stream/orientalcampaign00maudiala#page/212/mode/2up page 213]
*See the page [[Herbert Benjamin Edwardes‎]] for online books about his role as Commissioner of Peshawar during the Indian Mutiny.
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*[http://archive.org/stream/narrativeofsiege00grifiala#page/n7/mode/2up ''A Narrative of the Siege of Delhi with an Account of the Mutiny at Ferozepore in 1857''] by Charles John Griffiths, Late Captain [[61st Regiment of Foot|61st Regiment]] 1910 Archive.org
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/throughpersiain00stewgoog#page/n34/mode/2up "The Indian Mutiny"],  page 1 ''Through Persia in disguise, with reminiscences of the Indian Mutiny'' by Colonel Charles E. Stewart, edited from his diaries by Basil Stewart. 1911 Archive.org
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/throughpersiain00stewgoog#page/n34/mode/2up "The Indian Mutiny"],  page 1 ''Through Persia in disguise, with reminiscences of the Indian Mutiny'' by Colonel Charles E. Stewart, edited from his diaries by Basil Stewart. 1911 Archive.org
*[http://archive.org/stream/fiftysevensomeac00keenrich#page/n3/mode/2up ''Fifty-Seven: Some Account of the Administration in Indian Districts during the Revolt of the Bengal Army''] by Henry George Keene 1883 Archive.org
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*[https://archive.org/details/dutydangerinindi00straiala ''Duty and Danger in India''] edited by Herbert Strang. Reprinted 1917, catalogued 1911. Archive.org. From the series ''The Romance of the World''. An anthology, part Indian Mutiny accounts, part Hunting accounts.
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=hoVCAAAAIAAJ&pg=PP11 ''Notes on the Revolt in the North-Western Provinces of India''] by Charles Raikes 1858 Google Books
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*[https://archive.org/details/chinajiminciden00harrgoog '''China Jim', Incidents and Adventures in the Life of an Indian Mutiny Veteran''] by Major General  J T Harris 1912  Archive.org. He joined the Bengal Army in 1849. He probably retired c late 1870s. He took part in the [[2nd Burma War]], the Indian Mutiny and the [[2nd China War]].
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*[https://archive.org/details/englishwomaninin0000tytl/page/n5 ''An Englishwoman in India : the memoirs of Harriet Tytler, 1828-1858''] by Harriet Tytler. Edited by Anthony Sattin. 1986. Archive.org Lending Library. Harriet Tytler, the wife of Captain Robert Tytler, was the only woman present at the siege of Delhi in 1857.
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*For online books about Brig-Gen John Nicholson and his role in the Indian Mutiny, see the the page [[John Nicholson]]
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====Personal accounts: Navy====
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*Cover title: [https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=i45eAAAAcAAJ&pg=PP1 ''A Naval Cadet with H.M.S. Shannon Brigade in India: Journal of Edward Spencer Watson''].  Title page ''Journal. India: with H.M.S. "Shannon", Naval Brigade, from August 18th, 1858''. Note however, there appears to be a typographical error, as correct date should be 1857.  Catalogued as published  1858. Google Books.
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*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=A7XMfkemThoC&pg=PR5 ‪''The Shannon's Brigade in India‬: ‪being some account of Sir William Peel's Naval Brigade in the Indian Campaign of 1857-1858'']‬  by Edmund Hope Verney, Lieut. R.N. 1862 ‪Google Books
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** Also see Fiction below for a novel, ''The Devil's Wind'' by Maj. Gen.G.L. Verney, concerning the Shannon's Brigade.
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*[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hsVGAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA54 Pearl's Naval Brigade in India] page 54 ''The Cruise of the Pearl round the World'' by Rev E A Wiliams 1859 Google Books. See [[Pearl's Naval Brigade]] for the force which took part in some actions with  Shannon's Brigade.
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*[https://archive.org/details/navalbrigadesini0000unse/page/n5 ''The Naval Brigades in the Indian Mutiny, 1857-58''] edited by Commander W B Rowbotham RN 1947. Printed for the Navy Records Society, Vol LXXXVII. Archive.org Lending Library. Includes personal accounts.
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====Personal accounts: Civilians and others====
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*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=onEBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR1 ''Personal Adventures during the Indian Rebellion in Rohilcund, Futtehghur, and Oude''] by William Edwards, Judge of Benares, and late Magistrate and Collector of Budaon in Rohilcund. 1858 Google Books
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*[https://books.google.com.au/books?id=9HkOAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA53  "Chapter VII", page 53] ''Anecdotes and Reminiscences of Service in Bengal''] [by A. L. M. Phillips (Alfred Lisle March Phillips) 1878] Google Books.  At the commencement of the Indian Mutiny, he was Magistrate and Collector of the [[Etah]] district, in the North-West Provinces, midway between Allyghur and Etawah,  and his paths crossed with the author William Edwards (previous book) who was his cousin. Subsequently  he was Magistrate and Collector of Agra and its district from June 1857.
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*''My Diary in India, in the year 1858-9'' by William Howard Russell, Special Correspondent of ''The Times'' 1860 Google Books [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=sfVAAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover Volume 1], [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=zfVAAAAAcAAJ&pg=PR4 Volume 2]
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=R24BAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR1 ''How I won the Victoria Cross''] by Thomas Henry Kavanagh, Assistant Commissioner in Oudh, 1860 Google Books
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=R24BAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR1 ''How I won the Victoria Cross''] by Thomas Henry Kavanagh, Assistant Commissioner in Oudh, 1860 Google Books
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=onEBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR1 ''Personal Adventures during the Indian Rebellion in Rohilcund, Futtehghur, and Oude''] by William Edwards, Judge of Benares, and late Magistrate and Collector of Budaon in Rohilcund. 1858 Google Books
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*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=6wbmMHtf-FwC&pg=PA310 "The Mutiny"] page 310 ''Memorials of Service in India‬: ‪from the correspondence of the late Major Samuel Charters Macpherson,‬ Political Agent at Gwalior during the Mutiny'' 1865 Google Books
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*[https://archive.org/details/ourrealdangerini00forj ''Our real danger in India''] by C Forjett, late Commissioner of Police of Bombay c 1877. Archive.org.  Includes the author’s views on the causes of the Mutiny  and his part in the preventative and precautionary measures taken in Bombay during the Mutiny.
 
*[https://archive.org/details/personaladventur00thor ''The Personal Adventures and Experiences of a Magistrate During the Rise, Progress, and Suppression of the Indian Mutiny''] by Mark Thornhill  1884 Archive.org.  Also available as a current reprint by Cambridge University Press [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=7ihP7E49bDYC&pg=PP1    Preview Google Books].  
 
*[https://archive.org/details/personaladventur00thor ''The Personal Adventures and Experiences of a Magistrate During the Rise, Progress, and Suppression of the Indian Mutiny''] by Mark Thornhill  1884 Archive.org.  Also available as a current reprint by Cambridge University Press [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=7ihP7E49bDYC&pg=PP1    Preview Google Books].  
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*[https://archive.org/stream/reminiscencesan01cavegoog#page/n213/mode/2up Chapter VI], page 198 ''Reminiscences of an Indian Official'' by General Sir Orfeur Cavenagh 1884 Archive.org. The measures taken in Calcutta during the Mutiny.
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/cu31924006145662#page/n13/mode/2up ''Daily Life during the Indian Mutiny : Personal Experiences of 1857''] by J W Sherer [former Magistrate of Futtehpore, and afterwards Cawnpore] 1910 (later reprint edition). Archive.org.  Text previously appeared in Colonel F C Maude’s ''Memories of the Mutiny'' 1894, refer above.
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/cu31924006145662#page/n13/mode/2up ''Daily Life during the Indian Mutiny : Personal Experiences of 1857''] by J W Sherer [former Magistrate of Futtehpore, and afterwards Cawnpore] 1910 (later reprint edition). Archive.org.  Text previously appeared in Colonel F C Maude’s ''Memories of the Mutiny'' 1894, refer above.
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=bAYrAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1 ''Revolt of the Sepoys'']  ''Reprinted from the Princeton Review January 1858'' by John Cameron Lowrie 1858 Google Books
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*See the page [[Herbert Benjamin Edwardes‎]] for online books about his role as Commissioner of Peshawar during the Indian Mutiny.
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=HL5XAAAAcAAJ&pg=PP4 ''The Revolt of the Bengal Sepoys''] by Dr Julius Berncastle 1857 Google Books
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*[http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/173458 ''A Postscript To The Records Of The Indian Mutiny''] Pdf download, Digital Library of India. [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.173458 Archive.org version]. Full title: ''A Postscript to the Records of the Indian Mutiny. An Attempt to Trace the Subsequent Careers and Fate of the Rebel Bengal Regiments, 1857-1858'' by  Lieutenant-Colonel  G H D Gimlette 1927. “Gimlette lists all of the units of the Bengal Army and gives a short annotation of each one discussing their eventual fate”<ref>
 
[https://web.archive.org/web/20160921094340/http://www.peterharrington.co.uk/rare-books/india/a-postscript-to-the-records-of-the-indian-mutiny/ peterharrington.co.uk]. Accessed 21 September 2016.</ref>
 
*[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.119259 ''The Indian Mutiny In Perspective'']  by Lieut-General Sir George MacMunn (reprint edition) first published 1931 Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection.
 
*[https://archive.org/details/dutydangerinindi00straiala ''Duty and Danger in India''] edited by Herbert Strang. Reprinted 1917, catalogued 1911. Archive.org. From the series ''The Romance of the World''. An anthology, part Indian Mutiny accounts, part Hunting accounts.
 
*[https://archive.org/details/TheIndianMutinyOf1857AndTheSikhsDr.GandaSingh ''The Indian Mutiny of 1857 and the Sikhs''] by Ganda Singh 1969 Archive.org
 
 
====Fiction====
 
====Fiction====
 
*[https://archive.org/details/00365245.2394.emory.edu ''First Love and Last Love: A Tale of the Indian Mutiny''] by James Grant 1869 Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/details/00365245.2394.emory.edu ''First Love and Last Love: A Tale of the Indian Mutiny''] by James Grant 1869 Archive.org
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*[https://archive.org/details/ontorescuetaleof00stabiala ''On to the Rescue : a Tale of the Indian Mutiny''] by Gordon Stables, Surgeon, Royal Navy. 1894 Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/details/ontorescuetaleof00stabiala ''On to the Rescue : a Tale of the Indian Mutiny''] by Gordon Stables, Surgeon, Royal Navy. 1894 Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/details/redyearstoryofin00traciala ''The Red Year: a Story of the Indian Mutiny''] by Louis Tracy 1907 Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/details/redyearstoryofin00traciala ''The Red Year: a Story of the Indian Mutiny''] by Louis Tracy 1907 Archive.org
*[http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/449028 ''The Devils Wind''] by Maj. Gen. G.L. Verney 1956. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.449028 Archive.org version]. An account of the actions of the Naval Brigade of H.M.S. Shannon,which participated in the Relief of Lucknow, told through the eyes of a very young sailor.  
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* ''The Devils Wind''  by Maj. Gen. G.L. Verney 1956. [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.449028 Archive.org version], mirror from  Digital Library of India. An account of the actions of the Naval Brigade of H.M.S. Shannon, which participated in the Relief of Lucknow, told through the eyes of a very young sailor.
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*[https://archive.org/details/shadowofmoon00kaye ''Shadow of the Moon''] by M.M. Kaye 1980,  [https://archive.org/details/shadowofmoon00mmka 2nd file]  both Archive.org Lending Library. Originally published in 1957 with much of the historical content cut by the publisher, republished in its original form  restored to its full length in 1980,  following the great success of the author's 1978 book ''The Far Pavilions''.
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*[https://archive.org/details/flashmaningreatg00fras/page/n3 ''Flashman in the Great Game : from the Flashman papers, 1856-1858'']  by George MacDonald  Fraser 1989. Archive.org Lending Library. Flashman in the Indian Mutiny. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flashman_Papers The Flashman Papers] Wikipedia.
 
'''For younger readers'''
 
'''For younger readers'''
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=_NoBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR1 ''Childhood in India; or, English Children in the East by the wife of an officer, late of H.M. service''] 1865 (Google Books) .  A Tale for Children "Founded on Fact" based on the experiences of a family in India during the Mutiny of 1857.
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=_NoBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR1 ''Childhood in India; or, English Children in the East by the wife of an officer, late of H.M. service''] 1865 (Google Books) .  A Tale for Children "Founded on Fact" based on the experiences of a family in India during the Mutiny of 1857.

Latest revision as of 10:32, 4 December 2019

Indian Mutiny
10 May 1857-19 April 1959
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
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Location: Gangetic Plain and Central India
Combatants:
British Army
East India Company Armies
Bengal Presidency regiments
Result: Rebellion crushed
Medals: Indian Mutiny Medal
Clasps: Delhi, Defence of Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow, Central India
Links:
Category:
Delhi Campaign
Events at Cawnpore
Havelock's Campaign
Showers' Movable Column
Greathed's Movable Column
Seaton's Movable Column
Trans-Gogra Campaign
Oude Campaign
Central India Campaign
Rohilcund Campaign


Preamble

The Indian Mutiny is also known as India's First War of Independence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Revolt of 1857, the Uprising of 1857 and the Sepoy Mutiny.

The rebellion was almost exclusively confined to the regiments in the Bengal Presidency. In 1857 the Bengal Army strength was as follows:

Cavalry Infantry Artillery Sappers Total
British troops 1,366 17,003 3,063 Nil 21,432
Indian troops 19,288 112,052 4,734 1,497 137,571
Totals 20,654 129,055 7,797 1,497 159,003

Outbreaks

Details of the outbreak of mutiny in various locations can be found in the following articles:

Campaigns

For details of the campaigns during the mutiny see the following main articles

Volunteer force

Camel Corps

The Camel Corps was formed at Lucknow on 5 April 1858 from drafts of 100 men each from the 2nd and 3rd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, to which were eventually added 200 Sikhs. The Camel Corps was used in 1858 and 1859 to support columns of soldiers despatched during the latter stages of the Indian Mutiny to hunt down groups of rebels that had fled into the countryside of Rohilkund and Oudh, and was disbanded on 1 June 1860.

FIBIS resources

Casualties

  • Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01009529613 is the publication, Casualty Roll for the Indian Mutiny, 1857-59, compiled by I. T. Taverner, published by J. B. Hayward & Son (1983), Suffolk, England (ISBN: 0 903754 98 3) pp.205. It contains name, rank and regimental number of every casualty (fatal or otherwise) of HM's (incl. Naval Brigade) & HEIC forces (by Presidency, incl. Indian Medical Service and Ecclesiastical Establishment); location and date where/when/how injured. A useful chronology of the Mutiny events and bibliography is appended.[1]
  • Military records on findypast.com include record set entitled British Casualties, Indian Mutiny 1857-1859

Bibliography

  • What Really Happened During the Mutiny : a Day-by-day Account of the Major Events of 1857-59 in India by P.J.O. Taylor. Published Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1997. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01008881260 . Contains a bibliography which effectively replaced previous ones.[2] The author had previously been an officer in the Indian Army who wrote a number of books on the Indian Mutiny.

Recommended Reading

See Fibiwiki Military Reading List - Mutiny

External Links

General

  • Catalogue of Resources in UK Libraries in conjunction with Mutiny at the Margins
  • 1857: A Brief Political and Military Analysis by Maj (Retd) Agha Humayun Amin defencejournal.com (Pakistan), now archived webpages. Issues from July 1999 to June 2000
Chapter One "The English East India Company's Conquest Of India 1757-1849" Chapter Two "The Causes Of The Rebellion" Chapter Three "Political and Military Situation from 1839 to 1857" and Chapter Four "The Bengal Army and The Military Situation -1857" Chapter Five "Development of Situation-January to July 1857". Further chapters may be seen under particular campaigns.

Maps

Historical newspapers and books online

Histories and general

Details of the Reports presented, with brief details of the contents. Archive.org
Many of the following are also available as British Library Digital Books, accessible through the British Library Catalogue Search, where the pages may be rotated if required.
Mutinies in the East Indies Variant Title: Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1857 Google Books. [Parliamentary paper 2252 (British Library catalogue)]
Appendix to Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies (Inclosures in Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 6) 1857 Google Books
Appendix to Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies (Inclosures in Nos. 7 to 19) 1857 Archive.org
Further Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1857 [Parliamentary papers 2266 (British Library catalogue)] British Library Digital Collection
Further Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1857 [Parliamentary papers 2277 (British Library catalogue)] Google Books
Further Papers (No. 4) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1857 Google Books
Further Papers (No. 5) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1857 Google Books
Appendix (A) to the Further Papers (No. 5) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies (Inclosures in No.1) 1857 Archive.org
Appendix (B) to Further Papers (No. 5) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies (Inclosures in Nos 2, 3 and 4) 1858 Google Books
Further Papers (No. 6) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies Archive.org. Not dated , but probably 1858
Supplement to Papers (No. 6) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1858 Google Books
Further Papers (No. 7) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies 1857 Archive.org. HathiTrust Version
Further Papers (No. 8) relative to the Insurrection In The East Indies 1858 Archive.org
Further Papers (No. 8A) relative to the Insurrection In The East Indies 1858 Archive.org
Further Papers (No. 9) relative to the Insurrection In The East Indies 1858 2nd file, both Archive.org.
Extracts from some of the above. "No. CXVII—Mutinies in India (Bengal): Further Papers (No. 6, in continuation of No. 4,) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies" etc, including "Central Provinces", pages 326-446 (digital pages 138-258) 'Series F British India, Colonies etc' Annals of British Legislation, Volume 5 edited by Leone Levi 1859 Google Books
  • The History of the Indian Mutiny, Volume 1 and Volume 2 by Charles Ball, 1858. Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection. Index pages commence digital page 756, Volume 1 and digital page 4, Volume 2
Google Books has Volume 1, and almost all of Volume 2, classified as Volumes 1-7, as follows:
Volume 1: Images, Cover page,which advises "Illustrated with Battle Scenes, Views of Places, Portraits and Maps, Beautifully Engraved On Steel" Page 1 of text, continues to page 184
Volume 2: Images, page 185, continues to page 376
Volume 3: Images, page 377, continues to page 568
Volume 4: Images, page 569, continues to page 648, end of (original) Volume 1. Page 1 of (original) Volume 2, continues to page 112
Volume 5: Images, page 113, continues to page 304
Volume 6: Images, page 305, continues to page 496
Volume 7: Images, page 497, continues to page 663, missing page 664, Index, Volume 1, page 671, Index, Volume 2, page 679
Lacks maps, but pages may be easier to read Archive.org.
Second edition 1897 With a second Preface. Archive.org.
Mutiny Records Correspondence In Two Parts [Vol. 7] Part 1; [Vol. 7] Pt.2, Pt.2 2nd file
Mutiny Records Reports [Vol.8] Pt.1, Mutiny Records Reports [Vol.8] Pt.2. Archive.org. Public Library of India Collection.

Personal accounts: Army

He arrived in India 1856. Appointed to Lucknow. Wounded and died during the Siege of Lucknow July 1857.
A Lady's Diary Before and During the Indian Mutiny by M H Ouvry 1892 Archive.org. The author 's husband wrote the book above.
The Relief of Lucknow by William Forbes-Mitchell. Edited, and with an introduction, by Michael Edwardes 1962. Archive.org Lending Library.
The Revolt in Hindustan, 1857-59 by Sir Evelyn Wood 1908 Archive.org. Based on a series of articles in The Times in October 1907.

Personal accounts: Navy

Personal accounts: Civilians and others

  • Personal Adventures during the Indian Rebellion in Rohilcund, Futtehghur, and Oude by William Edwards, Judge of Benares, and late Magistrate and Collector of Budaon in Rohilcund. 1858 Google Books
  • "Chapter VII", page 53 Anecdotes and Reminiscences of Service in Bengal] [by A. L. M. Phillips (Alfred Lisle March Phillips) 1878] Google Books. At the commencement of the Indian Mutiny, he was Magistrate and Collector of the Etah district, in the North-West Provinces, midway between Allyghur and Etawah, and his paths crossed with the author William Edwards (previous book) who was his cousin. Subsequently he was Magistrate and Collector of Agra and its district from June 1857.
  • My Diary in India, in the year 1858-9 by William Howard Russell, Special Correspondent of The Times 1860 Google Books Volume 1, Volume 2
  • How I won the Victoria Cross by Thomas Henry Kavanagh, Assistant Commissioner in Oudh, 1860 Google Books
  • "The Mutiny" page 310 Memorials of Service in India‬: ‪from the correspondence of the late Major Samuel Charters Macpherson,‬ Political Agent at Gwalior during the Mutiny 1865 Google Books
  • Our real danger in India by C Forjett, late Commissioner of Police of Bombay c 1877. Archive.org. Includes the author’s views on the causes of the Mutiny and his part in the preventative and precautionary measures taken in Bombay during the Mutiny.
  • The Personal Adventures and Experiences of a Magistrate During the Rise, Progress, and Suppression of the Indian Mutiny by Mark Thornhill 1884 Archive.org. Also available as a current reprint by Cambridge University Press Preview Google Books.
  • Chapter VI, page 198 Reminiscences of an Indian Official by General Sir Orfeur Cavenagh 1884 Archive.org. The measures taken in Calcutta during the Mutiny.
  • Daily Life during the Indian Mutiny : Personal Experiences of 1857 by J W Sherer [former Magistrate of Futtehpore, and afterwards Cawnpore] 1910 (later reprint edition). Archive.org. Text previously appeared in Colonel F C Maude’s Memories of the Mutiny 1894, refer above.
  • See the page Herbert Benjamin Edwardes‎ for online books about his role as Commissioner of Peshawar during the Indian Mutiny.

Fiction

The Great White Hand or, The Tiger of Cawnpore: a Story of the Indian Mutiny by J E Muddock 1896 Archive.org

For younger readers

Gil the Gunner; or The Youngest Officer in the East by George Manville Fenn 1892 Archive.org. A boys’ adventure story about a young officer in the Bengal Horse Artillery.

References

  1. By email to User:Maureene dated 14 November 2010
  2. "Three Letters From The Indian Mutiny" by Brian Robson, see above.
  3. Snook, Mike. How did new troops get to Roorkee in 1858? Victorian Wars Forum 3 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. Page 230 footnote "Notes on the History and Services of the Thirty-Second Regiment" Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal 1880 Part 3
  5. History of the Royal and Indian Artillery in the Mutiny of 1857 by Julian R J Jocelyn. Naval & Military Press reprint edition.
  6. peterharrington.co.uk. Accessed 21 September 2016.