Battle of Ghazee-ood-din-Nuggur

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Battle of Ghazee-ood-din-Nuggur
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 30 May 1857
Location: Hindan River, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 28.655630°N 77.375890°°E
Result: British victory
Meerut Brigade Rebel Sepoys
Brigadier Archdale Wilson

This event was part of the Delhi Campaign during the Indian Mutiny

"The Meerut brigade, under Brigadier Wilson, had started on the 27th May. It consisted of two squadrons of the Carabineers, Tombs's troop of Horse Artillery (the late Major-General Sir Harry Tombs, V.C., K.C.B), Scott's Field Battery and two 18-pounder guns, a wing of the 1st Battalion 60th Rifles, a few Native Sappers and Miners, and a detachment of Irregular Horse. Early on the 30th the village of Ghazi-u-din-nagar (now known as Ghaziabad) close to the Hindun river, and about eleven miles from Delhi, was reached. Thence it was intended to make a reconnaissance towards Delhi, but about four o'clock in the afternoon a vedette reported that the enemy were approaching in strength. A very careless look-out had been kept, for almost simultaneously with the report a round shot came tumbling into camp. The troops fell in as quickly as possible, and the Artillery came into action. The Rifles crossed the Hindun suspension bridge, and, under cover of our guns, attacked the enemy, who were strongly posted in a village. From this position they were speedily dislodged, and the victory was complete. Seven hundred British soldiers defeated seven times their number, capturing five guns and a large quantity of ammunition and stores. Our loss was one officer and ten men killed, and one officer and eighteen men wounded."'
Extract from "Forty-One Years in India" by Field Marshal Roberts

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Ghaziabad
Variants: Ghazi-ud-din-nagar/Ghazee-ood-din-nuggur/Ghazee-u-deen Nuggur

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58
Battle at Ghaziabad:
Battle at Ghazi-ud-din-nagar Google Books