Battle of Gwalior 1858
|Battle of Gwalior 1858|
|Part of Indian Mutiny|
|Date:||19 June 1858|
|Location:||Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh|
|East India Company||Rebel sepoys|
|Sir Hugh Rose||Tatya Tope|
After the advance units of the rebels were driven back at the Battle of Kota-ki-Serai Sir Hugh Rose arrived and engaged the enemy before Gwalior on 19 June. The British pursued the rebels through the streets of Lashkar, the new city, and overran the old city at the base of Gwalior Fort. An attack on the main gate was successful and the fort also fell.
Historical books on-line
- Medals of the British Army by Thomas Carter 1861 Battle of Gwalior Google Books
- Recollections of the Campaign in Malwa and Central India: under Major General Sir Hugh Rose GCB by John Henry Sylvester 1860 Battle of Gwalior Google Books
- General Sir Richard Meade and the Feudatory States of Central and Southern India; a record of forty-three year's service as Soldier, Political Officer and Administrator by Thomas Henry Thornton 1898 Archive.org. Born 1821, Sir Richard served in the Bengal Army from 1838 for nearly twenty years. At the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny he was Brigade-Major of the Gwalior Contingent which mutinied. He later raised Meade’s Horse. Subsequently in 1859 he was appointed Political Agent at Gwalior, finally retiring in March 1881.
- "The Mutiny" page 310 Memorials of Service in India: from the correspondence of the late Major Samuel Charters Macpherson, Political Agent at Gwalior during the Mutiny 1865 Google Books