Battle of Secundra Bagh (Lucknow)

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Battle of Secundra Bagh (Lucknow)
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 16 November 1857
Location: Sikandar Bagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.812800°N 80.901300°E
Result: British success
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Sir Colin Campbell

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


Following the battle at Alambagh the next objective of Colin Campbell's relief force was the walled enclosure called Secundra Bagh. The place was fortified and strongly defended by the rebels. HM 53rd Foot and 93rd Highlanders with the 4th Punjabi Infantry supported by Shannon's Naval Brigade stormed the stronghold and slaughtered some 2000 sepoys. The troops went on to take the Shah Najaf mosque the same day.

Victoria Cross recipients on 16 November

The Secundra Bagh Gate

HM 53rd Regiment

HM 90th Regiment

HM 93rd Regiment (Sutherland Highlanders)

1st Madras (European) Fusiliers

1st Bengal (European) Fusiliers

Shannon's Naval Brigade

External Links

Shah Najaf Mosque. Tomb of First King of Oudh

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire website
Action at Sikandar Bagh Google Books
Shannon's Naval Brigade at Secundra Bagh Google Books
Sikander Bagh Wikipedia

Recommended Reading

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