Action at Sandeela

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Action at Sandeela
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 4-8 October 1858
Location: Sandila, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 27.08°N 80.52°E
Result: British victory
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Capt Dawson
Maj Maynard, 88th Regiment
Brig G R Barker
1,400 infantry
500 irregular cavalry
12,000 cavalry and infantry
4 guns
Over 1,000


On 4 October 12,000 mutineers attacked the British post manned by Capt Dawson with 1,400 infantry and 500 cavalry. Dawson sent the cavalry away and defended a small mud fort for two days until Major Maynard arrived with a small force. On 7 October Brig Barker reached the fort with a strong column. The strengthened force pursued the mutineers through thick jungle the next day and a number of engagements were fought. Private Charles Anderson and Trumpeter Thomas Monaghan won VCs.

Major Maynard's Column

Brigadier Barker's Column

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Sandila

External Links

Action at Sundeela Google Books
Despatch from Major Maynard Google Books
Deapatch from Brig Barker Google Books
Thomas Monaghan's grave