Mutiny at Benares

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Mutiny at Benares
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 3 June 1857
Location: Benares
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 25.282009°N 82.956336°E
Result: Suppression of mutiny
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Brig Ponsonby
Lieut Col James Neill
10th Regiment of Foot (150 men)
1st Madras (European) Fusiliers
No 12 Field Artillery (30 men & 3 guns)
37th Bengal Native Infantry
Regiment of Sikh Infantry
13th Irregular Cavalry
Benares Map 1933

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Varanasi
Variants: Benares


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
James Neill (1810-1857)

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire website
Mutiny at Benares Google Books
Uprising at Benares Google Books
VCs won on 4 June Google Books
Sgt-Maj Peter Gill VC Wikipedia
Pte John Kirk VC Wikipedia
Sgt-Maj Matthew Rosamund VC Wikipedia