Havelock's Campaign

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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.

Related articles

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


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
Henry Havelock (1795-1857)
Nana Sahib (1819-59)
James Neill (1810-1857)
James Outram (1803-1863)
Tantya Tope (1820-59)
Charles Winham (1810-1870)

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