Battle of Chinhut

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Battle of Chinhut
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 30 June 1857
Location: Chinhat, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.883334°N 81.016670°E
Result: British defeat
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Sir Henry Lawrence
Lt-Col William Case
Barkat Ahmad
approx 750 6,000

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


News came on 30 June that rebel forces were gathering north of Lucknow. Henry Lawrence set out to meet them with the 32nd Regiment and remaining loyal elements of the Native Regiments. During the action at Chinhat numbers of sepoys defected and the force was compelled to retreat to Lucknow where the siege proper began.

Field Detachment


  • Horse Light Field Battery (4 guns)
  • No 2 Oude Field Battery (4 guns)
  • One 8 inch howitzer


  • Troop of volunteer cavalry (40 troopers)
  • Detachments of 1st, 2nd & 3rd Oude Irregular Cavalry (120 troopers)


Spelling Variants

Modern name: Chinhat
Variants: Chinhut

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire
Battle of Chinhat Wikipedia
Battle at Chinhut Google Books
Battle at Chinhut Google Books
William Cubitt's VC Wikipedia

Recommended Reading

"Indian Mutiny" by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548
"My Indian Mutiny Diary" by WH Russell 1967 ISBN 0527781207
"Our Bones are Scattered" by A Ward 1996 ISBN 0719564107