Hugh Wheeler

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Major General Sir Hugh Massy Wheeler KCB (1789–1857) was a British soldier who was commissioned in 1803 as an ensign in the 24th Bengal Infantry and served under Lord Lake in the 2nd Maratha War. He was made lieutenant-colonel and given command of the 48th Bengal Infantry which he led in the 1st Afghan War. He commanded an infantry brigade during the 1st Sikh War and was severely wounded at the Battle of Moodkee. He was again a successful commander in the 2nd Sikh War and was made a KCB. As commander of the Cawnpore Division at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny he organised the defence during the Siege of Cawnpore. After nearly three weeks Wheeler was compelled to surrender and he was killed at the Massacre at Satichaura Ghat.

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Hugh Wheeler Dictionary of Indian Biography (1906)
Hugh Wheeler Wikipedia