Battle of Kalpi

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Battle of Kalpi
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 22 May 1858
Location: Kalpi, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.120035°N 79.722217°E
Result: British victory
East India Company Rebel sepoys
Sir Hugh Rose Rao Rahib
Rajah of banda
Rani of Jhansi
24 killed
43 wounded


After the victory at the Battle of Koonch, Sir Hugh Rose advanced towards Kalpi. The rebels under Rani Lakshmibai, reinforced by Rao Sahib (nephew of Nana Sahib) and the Rajah of Banda, attacked the British across deep ravines in 40° heat south east of the town. They were forced to retreat however and the town and fort, which were found deserted, were overrun and looted.

External links

Gen Sir Hugh Rose Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Historical books on-line

  • The Revolt in Central India, 1857-59 by Army Intelligence Branch 1908 Battle of Kalpi
  • Recollections of the campaign in Malwa and Central India under Major General Sir Hugh Rose GCB by Asst Surgeon John Henry Sylvester FGS 1860 Battle of Kalpi Google Books
  • Central India during the rebellion of 1857 and 1858 by Thomas Lowe Capture of Calpee