Battle of Tigree

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Battle of Tigree
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 11 April 1858
Location: Tighra, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 25.978418°N 82.588490°E
Result: British victory
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Colonel Sir Edward Lugard KCB Ghulam Hussain
1 killed 80 killed
Tighra location
Survey map 1920-1946


On 11 April 1858 General Sir Edward Lugard advancing from Lucknow encountered a rebel force at the village of Tigra - 17 miles NNW of Jaunpur. The rebels were defeated and Lugard then continued on to relieve Azamgarh[1]

Azimghur Field Force


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
Edward Lugard (1810-1898)
Henry Longden (1819-1890)

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Tighra
Variants: Tigree/Tigra

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire

Historical Books on-line

Recollections of thirty-nine years in the Army by Sir Charles Alexander Gordon KCB 1898 Action at Tigra
List of inscriptions on Christian tombs and tablets of historical interest in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh (1911 by Sir E A H Blunt ICS 1911 Epitaph of Lt C W Havelock (
New Army List 1863

Recommended Reading

"Indian Mutiny" by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548