Battle of Sohunpore

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Battle of Sohunpore
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 26 December 1857
Location: Sohunpore, 8 km west of Mairwa, Bihar
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.283333°N 83.966666°E
Result: British victory
East India Company Rebel sepoys
Col Francis Rowcroft Hurkishen Sing
Naib Nazim Mushurruf Khan
1,080 6,000
1 camp follower 150

This was one of the events of the Trans-Gogra Campaign

Sarun Field Force

  • Royal Marines (30 men)
  • Pearl's Naval Brigade (130 men)
  • Ramdull Goorkha Regt (500 men)
  • Gorucknath Goorkha Regt (350 men)
  • Capt Rattray's Seikhs (50 men)
  • Four 12 pounder howitzers

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire
Action at Sohunpore Google Books
Rowcroft's Despatch Google Books
Naval Brigade account Google Books

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Sohanpur
Variants: Sohunpore/Sonepore

Recommended Reading

"Indian Mutiny" by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548