Battle of Alambagh (Lucknow) Sept 1857

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Battle of Alambagh (Lucknow) Sept 1857
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 23 September 1857
Location: Alambagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.812800°N 80.901300°E
Result: British success
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Brig Gen James Neill

This was part of Havelock's Campaign and the Events at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny


At the end of July Major General Sir Henry Havelock attempted to relieve the city from Cawnpore but was forced to retire due to lack of forces. In September Maj-Gen Sir James Outram with reinforcements took command at Cawnpore and mounted a relief expedition under Havelock who drove the rebels from their strongpoint at Alambagh.

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire website
Siege of Lucknow Wikipedia
Alambagh taken Google Books
Battle at Alambagh Google Books

Recommended Reading

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