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Brigadier General Henry Havelock was appointed to command the force designed to relieve Cawnpore and then Lucknow. From Allahabad he won a series of victories recapturing Cawnpore on 16 July 1857. He made three attempts to get to Lucknow. Finally, reinforced by Sir James Outram, he left Cawnpore on 19 September and re-entered Lucknow on 25 September. He was then besieged by a larger force of rebels and died of dysentery shortly after the siege was lifted for the second time on 17 November.
For further details of events during this period see the following articles
|Battle of Benares||3 June 1857|
|Battle of Allahabad June 1857||12 June 1857|
|Battle of Belindah||12 July 1857|
|Battle of Fatepuhr||12 July 1857|
|Battle of Aong||15 July 1857|
|Battle of Pandoo Nuddee||12 July 1857|
|Battle of Aherwa||16 July 1857|
|Recapture of Cawnpore||16 July 1857|
|Battle of Unnao||29 July 1857|
|Battle of Busseerutgunge||2-5 August 1857|
|Battle of Boorhiya||12 August 1857|
|Battle of Bithur||16 August 1857|
|First Lucknow Relief||25 September 1857|
Historical books online
- Memoirs of Sir Henry Havelock KCB by John Clark Marshman (1867) Google Books
- My Journal or What I did and saw between the 9th of June and 25th November, 1857, with an Account of General Havelock's March from Allahabad to Lucknow by A Volunteer. 1858 Archive.org. The author was W. O. Swanston [William Oliver] 7th Madras NI. The story of the Volunteer Cavalry, commanded by Captain Barrow, also known as Barrow's Volunteers.
- With Havelock from Allahabad to Lucknow, 1857 by William Tate Groom 1894 Archive.org. Letters to his wife, by an officer with the 1st Madras (European) Fusiliers, who was mortally wounded in a sortie on 5th October 1857.