Battle of Amorah 5 March 1858

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Battle of Amorah 5 March 1858
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 5 March 1858
Location: Amorah, Fyzabad, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.770762°N 82.381910°E
Result: British victory
Sarun Field Force
HMS Pearl Naval Brigade
Rebel Sepoys
Col F. Rowcroft
Captain Sotheby RN
Nazim Mahimed Hossen
Rajahs of Gonda & Churdah
about 1,300
4 guns
4,000 sepoys Gwalior contingent
700 Oude Police Corps
10,000 irregulars
300 sowars
9 guns
1 killed
9 wounded
500 killed & wounded
7 guns
Amorah Location, Survey 1920-1946

This was one of the events of the Trans-Gogra Campaign

HMS Frigate Pearl

32 Royal Marines
140 Naval column

Sarun Field Force

200 Bengal Yeomanry Cavalry
850 Gorruknath & Burruk Gurkha Regiments
39 Bengal Sikh Police Battalion
Four 12 pounder howitzers

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Amorha
Variants: Amorah

Recommended Reading

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

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire
Battle of Amorah Google Books
Amorah Gazetteer 1857