First Lucknow Relief

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First Lucknow Relief
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 25 September 1857
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.812800°N 80.901300°E
Result: British success
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Maj Gen Henry Havelock

This was part of Havelock's Campaign and the Events at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny


At the end of July Maj-Gen Henry Havelock attempted to relieve the city from Cawnpore but was forced to retire due to lack of forces. In September Maj-Gen Sir James Outram with reinforcements took command at Cawnpore and mounted a relief expedition under Havelock who drove the rebels from their strongpoint at the Battle of Alambagh. Havelock fought his way through to the Residency but it proved impossible to evacuate the sick and non-combatants. He therefore remained besieged while a small force occupied the Alambagh.


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
Henry Havelock (1795-1857)
James Outram (1803-1863)

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire
First Relief of Lucknow Wikipedia
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Wikipedia

Historical Books online

Recommended Reading

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