Battle of Alambagh (Lucknow) Nov 1857

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Battle of Alambagh (Lucknow) Nov 1857
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 12 November 1857
Location: Alambagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.812800°N 80.901300°E
Result: British success
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Sir Colin Campbell
600 cavalry
3,500 infantry
32 guns

This was part of the Events at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny


After Havelock's attempt to relieve Lucknow Colin Campbell was made Commander in Chief and left Cawnpore on 9 November. With 4,700 troops and 32 guns he attacked the rebels at Alambagh and the Jelalabad Fort. Lieutenant Hugh Gough won a Victoria Cross.

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire website
Siege of Lucknow Wikipedia
Alambagh Wikipedia
Action at Jalalabad Fort Google Books

Recommended Reading

"Indian Mutiny" by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548
"My Indian Mutiny Diary" by WH Russell 1967 ISBN 0527781207