|10 May 1857-19 April 1959|
|Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns|
|Location: Gangetic Plain and Central India|
East India Company Armies
|Bengal Presidency regiments|
|Result: Rebellion crushed|
|Medals: Indian Mutiny Medal|
Clasps: Delhi, Defence of Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow, Central India
Events at Cawnpore
Showers' Movable Column
Greathed's Movable Column
Seaton's Movable Column
Central India Campaign
- 1 Preamble
- 2 Outbreaks
- 3 Campaigns
- 4 Volunteer force
- 5 Camel Corps
- 6 FIBIS resources
- 7 Casualties
- 8 Bibliography
- 9 Recommended Reading
- 10 External Links
- 11 References
The Indian Mutiny is also known as India's First War of Independence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Revolt of 1857, the Uprising of 1857 and the Sepoy Mutiny.
Details of the outbreak of mutiny in various locations can be found in the following articles:
- Mutiny at Berhampore 27 February
- Mutiny at Barrackpore 29 March
- Mutiny at Lucknow 1 May
- Mutiny at Meerut 10 May
- Mutiny at Fyzabad 10 May
- Mutiny at Delhi 11 May
- Mutiny at Ferozepore 13 May
- Mutiny at Meean Meer 13 May
- Mutiny at Allygurh 20 May
- Mutiny at Mynpoorie 23 May
- Mutiny at Nusseerabad 28 May
- Mutiny at Hansi 29 May
- Mutiny at Bareilly 31 May
- Mutiny at Saharunpore 2 June
- Mutiny at Neemuch 3 June
- Mutiny at Azimguhr 3 June
- Mutiny at Benares 3 June
- Mutiny at Seetapore 4 June
- Mutiny at Jhansi 5 June
- Mutiny at Allahabad 6 June
- Mutiny at Sealkote 9 July
- Mutiny at Jhelum 17 July
For details of the campaigns during the mutiny see the following main articles
- Delhi Campaign May-Sept 1857
- Events at Lucknow May 1857-Mar 1858
- Events at Cawnpore Jun-Jul 1857
- Havelock's Campaign Jul-Sep 1857
- Showers' Movable Column Sep-Nov 1857
- Greathed's Movable Column Sep-Nov 1857
- Seaton's Movable Column Dec 1857- Oct 1858
- Trans-Gogra Campaign Nov 1857-Dec 1858
- Oude Campaign Dec 1857-Nov 1858
- Central India Campaign Dec 1857-Jan 1859
- Rohilcund Campaign Apr-May 1858
- Koer Singh and the Western Bihar Campaign
- Pearl's Naval Brigade
- Shannon's Naval Brigade
- See Bengal Army Regiments - Regiments raised during the Mutiny.
- See Barrow's Volunteers, also known as the Volunteer Cavalry.
- The Bengal Yeomanry Cavalry was a volunteer force raised in July 1857 after the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny and disbanded in 1859.
- The Meerut Light Horse was a volunteer unit formed in 1857 at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny. Also known as the Meerut Volunteer Horse and the Meerut Volunteer Cavalry, which had originally been formed as the District Volunteer Force. It was disbanded in 1861.
The Camel Corps was formed at Lucknow on 5 April 1858 from drafts of 100 men each from the 2nd and 3rd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, to which were eventually added 200 Sikhs. The Camel Corps was used in 1858 and 1859 to support columns of soldiers despatched during the latter stages of the Indian Mutiny to hunt down groups of rebels that had fled into the countryside of Rohilkund and Oudh, and was disbanded on 1 June 1860.
- Indian Mutiny Medal Roll (British Forces) 1857-1859 - a medal roll transcription with over 50,000 names of British Army soldiers awarded medals
- Supplement to The London Gazette - around 2000 names of Europeans killed or wounded by disaffected soldiers or local residents as reported in the London Gazette
- The Diary of a Medical Officer during the Great Indian Mutiny
- Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01009529613 is the publication, Casualty Roll for the Indian Mutiny, 1857-59, compiled by I. T. Taverner, published by J. B. Hayward & Son (1983), Suffolk, England (ISBN: 0 903754 98 3) pp.205. It contains name, rank and regimental number of every casualty (fatal or otherwise) of HM's (incl. Naval Brigade) & HEIC forces (by Presidency, incl. Indian Medical Service and Ecclesiastical Establishment); location and date where/when/how injured. A useful chronology of the Mutiny events and bibliography is appended.
- Memorials of the Indian Mutiny Online site listing soldiers of both British and HEIC regiments who were killed during the Mutiny.
- Military records on findypast.com include record set entitled British Casualties, Indian Mutiny 1857-1859
- What Really Happened During the Mutiny : a Day-by-day Account of the Major Events of 1857-59 in India by P.J.O. Taylor. Published Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1997. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01008881260 . Contains a bibliography which effectively replaced previous ones. The author had previously been an officer in the Indian Army who wrote a number of books on the Indian Mutiny.
- Indian Mutiny 1857-59 The British Empire site
- Alphabetical list of Mutiny locations Google Books
- Indian Rebellion of 1857 Wikipedia
- Timeline of the Mutiny Wikipedia
- Chronological Table of Events Google Books
- Another chronology Google Books
- Disposition of the Bengal Army January 1857 Google Books
- Mutiny at the Margins the University of Edinburgh’s website
- Catalogue of Resources in UK Libraries in conjunction with Mutiny at the Margins
- 1857: A Brief Political and Military Analysis by Maj (Retd) Agha Humayun Amin defencejournal.com (Pakistan), now archived webpages. Issues from July 1999 to June 2000
- Chapter One "The English East India Company's Conquest Of India 1757-1849" Chapter Two "The Causes Of The Rebellion" Chapter Three "Political and Military Situation from 1839 to 1857" and Chapter Four "The Bengal Army and The Military Situation -1857" Chapter Five "Development of Situation-January to July 1857". Further chapters may be seen under particular campaigns.
- "Mutiny or War of Independence? Determining the True Nature of the Uprising of 1857" by Dr. Javed Iqbal Pakistan Journal of History and Culture Vol.XXXI No.1 Jan-Jun 2010.
- VCs in the Indian Mutiny Wikipedia
- "Reflections from Lucknow on the Great Uprising of 1857" by Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones from the United Service Institution of India website. Scroll and select "October 2005-December 2005", then scroll to the article. Retrieved 12 October 2014
- Irregular Correspondence is a collection of letters by the three eldest sons of John and Eliza Laurie, to their parents. Includes the letters from India 1858-1861, of Lieutenant Julius Laurie of the 34th Foot. (Website by William Dyson-Laurie)
- Leigh and District History: Indian Mutiny 1857-1858, now an archived webpage. Personal accounts from soldiers in India, sent to family in the Leigh District, Greater Manchester, England. The account by James Ramsdale, stated to be of the "14th Battalion Royal Infantry", appears to be a transcription error - it is considered he was actually in No. 3 Coy/14th Bn. Royal Artillery.
- "Three Letters From The Indian Mutiny" by Brian Robson. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research Vol. 77, No. 310 (Summer 1999), pp. 100-105. jstor.org. Read online for free, but registration with jstor.org required, see Miscellaneous tips for more details. Three letters from Rifleman Francis Foster of the Rifle Brigade, dating from the latter phases of the Mutiny, in 1858.
- "Counter-Insurgency in the Bombay Presidency during the Mutiny-Rebellion, 1857" by Bruce Collins, British Journal for Military History Vol 1, No 2 (2015). bjmh.org.uk.
- "The rising in the south" by Suryanath U Kamath Sunday, May 20, 2007 Deccan Herald. The 1857-58 uprising in Karnataka, which continued till 1859.
- A selection of lithographs from The Campaign in India 1857-58. From Drawings Made During the Eventful Period of the Great Mutiny, by G.F. Atkinson Illustrating the Military Operations Before Delhi, and Its Neighbourhood. 26 lithographed plates, published 1859. National Army Museum. Click on images to enlarge.
- Rifle Brigade In The Camel Corps rgjmuseum.co.uk.
- Schwartzberg Historical Atlas - Indian Mutiny Map
- Schwartzberg Historical Atlas - Administrative Divisions 1857
- Northern India in the Mutiny British Empire website
Historical newspapers and books online
Histories and general
- Military Divisions in India at the outbreak of the Mutiny in The history of the Indian revolt and of the expeditions to Persia, China & Japan by George Dodd (Google Books)
- The Mutiny of the Bengal Army by George Bruce Malleson (1858) (Google Books)
- Bulletins and other state intelligence. Compiled and arranged from the official documents published in the London Gazette. These volumes, mainly the middle six, include information about the military events and contain lists of casualties during the Indian Mutiny. (refer FIBIS database, above) Published in these volumes 1859-1862. Google Books.
- The London Gazette Extraordinary Wednesday, February 17, 1858, (page 811) consisting of 34 pages relating to the Indian Mutiny. Includes "a complete nominal roll of officers, members of the Uncovenanted Service, and women and children of the garrison of Lucknow" (page 839). This link  advises there were corrections in subsequent Gazettes.
- Papers presented to Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. Printed in London
- Details of the Reports presented, with brief details of the contents. Archive.org
- Many of the following are also available as British Library Digital Books, accessible through the British Library Catalogue Search, where the pages may be rotated if required.
- Mutinies in the East Indies Variant Title: Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1857 Google Books. [Parliamentary paper 2252 (British Library catalogue)]
- Appendix to Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies (Inclosures in Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 6) 1857 Google Books
- Appendix to Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies (Inclosures in Nos. 7 to 19) 1857 Archive.org
- Further Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1857 [Parliamentary papers 2266 (British Library catalogue)] British Library Digital Collection
- Further Papers relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1857 [Parliamentary papers 2277 (British Library catalogue)] Google Books
- Further Papers (No. 4) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1857 Google Books
- Further Papers (No. 5) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1857 Google Books
- Appendix (A) to the Further Papers (No. 5) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies (Inclosures in No.1) 1857 Archive.org
- Appendix (B) to Further Papers (No. 5) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies (Inclosures in Nos 2, 3 and 4) 1858 Google Books
- Further Papers (No. 6) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies Archive.org. Not dated , but probably 1858
- Supplement to Papers (No. 6) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies 1858 Google Books
- Further Papers (No. 7) relative to the Mutinies In The East Indies 1857 Archive.org. HathiTrust Version
- Further Papers (No. 8) relative to the Insurrection In The East Indies 1858 Archive.org
- Further Papers (No. 8A) relative to the Insurrection In The East Indies 1858 Archive.org
- Further Papers (No. 9) relative to the Insurrection In The East Indies 1858 2nd file, both Archive.org.
- Extracts from some of the above. "No. CXVII—Mutinies in India (Bengal): Further Papers (No. 6, in continuation of No. 4,) relative to the Mutinies in the East Indies" etc, including "Central Provinces", pages 326-446 (digital pages 138-258) 'Series F British India, Colonies etc' Annals of British Legislation, Volume 5 edited by Leone Levi 1859 Google Books
- The History of the Indian Mutiny, Volume 1 and Volume 2 by Charles Ball, 1858. Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection. Index pages commence digital page 756, Volume 1 and digital page 4, Volume 2
- Google Books has Volume 1, and almost all of Volume 2, classified as Volumes 1-7, as follows:
- Volume 1: Images, Cover page,which advises "Illustrated with Battle Scenes, Views of Places, Portraits and Maps, Beautifully Engraved On Steel" Page 1 of text, continues to page 184
- Volume 2: Images, page 185, continues to page 376
- Volume 3: Images, page 377, continues to page 568
- Volume 4: Images, page 569, continues to page 648, end of (original) Volume 1. Page 1 of (original) Volume 2, continues to page 112
- Volume 5: Images, page 113, continues to page 304
- Volume 6: Images, page 305, continues to page 496
- Volume 7: Images, page 497, continues to page 663, missing page 664, Index, Volume 1, page 671, Index, Volume 2, page 679
- Annals of the Indian Rebellion, 1857-58 (attributed to Noah Alfred Chick). Published at Calcutta 1859. Google Books. It appears this book may originally have been published in monthly parts. Another edition includes the title wording containing narratives of the outbreaks and eventful occurrences, and stories of personal adventures, during the Mutiny of 1857-58.
- A History of the Sepoy War in India, 1857-1858 by John William Kaye Archive.org Volume 1 1864, Volume 2 1874, Volume 3 1876
- History of the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858: Commencing from the close of the second volume of Sir John Kaye's History of the Sepoy War by Colonel G.B. Malleson Archive.org
- Volume 1 1878, Volume 2 1879, Volume 3 (title History of the Indian Mutiny 1857-1859) 1880
- Analytical index to Sir John W. Kaye's History of the Sepoy War and Col. G.B. Malleson's History of the Indian Mutiny by Frederic Pincott. 1880 Archive.org
- The Sepoy Revolt : a Critical Narrative by Lieut.-General McLeod Innes.1897 Archive.org.
- Lacks maps, but pages may be easier to read Archive.org.
- Second edition 1897 With a second Preface. Archive.org.
- A History of the Indian Mutiny and of the disturbances which accompanied it among the civil population by T. Rice Holmes 5th edition revised 1898, originally published 1883. Archive.org. Index, page 639
- The History of the Royal and Indian Artillery in the Mutiny of 1857 by Julian R J Jocelyn 1915 is available in a reprint edition, which in turn is available online on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (located in World War II/Military Books/India). “A very remarkable narrative, containing better tables and orders of battle, than any other book published. It is as interesting for its general as it is for its artillery record.” (Statement by Sir George MacMunn, 1931, refer his book below).
- History of the Corps of Royal Engineers Vol I by Maj-Gen Whitworth Porter 1889 Volume I The Indian Mutiny archive.org
- Selections from the letters, despatches and other state papers preserved in the Military Department of the Government of India, 1857-58 edited by George W. Forrest, Director of Records of the Government of India. Archive.org
- A History of the Indian Mutiny; reviewed and illustrated from original documents by G W Forrest CIE 1904-12 Archive.org Volume I; Volume II; Volume III, Central India.
- Notes on the Revolt in the North-Western Provinces of India by Charles Raikes 1858 Google Books
- An account of the mutinies in Oudh and of the siege of the Lucknow Residency; with some observations on the condition of the Province of Oudh and on the causes of the mutiny of the Bengal Army by Martin Richard Gubbins, Bengal Civil Service, Financial Commissioner for Oudh. 2nd edition, with additions; Third edition, with further additions. Also 3rd edition better text, but lacks images. 1858 Archive.org.
- Narrative of the Mutinies in Oude. Compiled from Authentic Records by Captain George Hutchinson, Bengal Engineers, Military Secretary to the Chief Commissioner, Oude 1859 Google Books
- Disposition of Troops in the Punjab prior to the Mutiny in The Crisis in the Punjab, from the 10th of May Until the Fall of Delhi by Frederic Henry Cooper (Google Books)
- Fifty-Seven: Some Account of the Administration in Indian Districts during the Revolt of the Bengal Army by Henry George Keene 1883 Archive.org
- The Tale of the Great Mutiny by W H Fitchett. With portraits and maps. 1901 version; Eight Impression, Second Edition (Enlarged) 1909 Archive.org
- Records of the Intelligence Department of the Government of the North-West Provinces of India during the Mutiny of 1857 arranged by Sir William Muir 1902 Archive.org Volume 1 Volume 2
- The Revolt in Central India 1857-1859 compiled by Army Headquarters, India 1908. Archive.org
- Selections from the Punjab Government Records. Series edited by A. Raynor and H. R. Goulding. Volumes 7 and 8 are in respect of the Indian Mutiny and were published 1911.
- Mutiny Records Correspondence In Two Parts [Vol. 7] Part 1; [Vol. 7] Pt.2, Pt.2 2nd file
- Mutiny Records Reports [Vol.8] Pt.1, Mutiny Records Reports [Vol.8] Pt.2. Archive.org. Public Library of India Collection.
- Heroes of the Indian Mutiny: stories of heroic deeds by Edward Gilliat 1914 Archive.org
- A Postscript To The Records Of The Indian Mutiny Archive.org, Public Library of India Collection. Full title: A Postscript to the Records of the Indian Mutiny. An Attempt to Trace the Subsequent Careers and Fate of the Rebel Bengal Regiments, 1857-1858 by Lieutenant-Colonel G H D Gimlette 1927. “Gimlette lists all of the units of the Bengal Army and gives a short annotation of each one discussing their eventual fate”
- The Indian Mutiny In Perspective by Lieut-General Sir George MacMunn (reprint edition) first published 1931 Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection.
- Fatehgarh And The Mutiny by F R Cosens (and C L Wallace) 1933 Archive.org, Public Library of India Collection.
- The Indian Mutiny of 1857 and the Sikhs by Ganda Singh 1969 Archive.org
- Parliamentary papers, Volume 50 - East India (Prize Property) HMSO (1860) containing official correspondence on prize captured by HM and Company forces during Indian Mutiny actions. Details discussion on the origin and distribution of ten different prize funds. Google Books
- "East India (Troops and Police)". Correspondence relative to the grant of the Medal to the Troops and Police employed in Suppressing the Mutiny and Rebellion in the Bombay Presidency. With Medal Rolls and details of some of the actions. Accounts and papers of the House of Commons Volume XXXVIII. Ordered to be printed 17 May 1865. Google Books.
- The Indian Mutiny, 1857 from "Memoir of Major-General Sir Henry Marion Durand, K.C.S.I., C.B., R.E." by Lieutenant C.R, Low, (late) Indian Navy. page 376 Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal, 1871 Part 1 Google Books
- Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal 1880 Part 3 Archive.org
- "Notes on the History and Services of the Thirty-Second Regiment" The middle parts of this article, are available as follows: page 114, page 218, page 299. Unfortunately, the earlier and later parts of this article in earlier and later volumes are not available online. They are however, available at the British Library.
- "Martyrs, an Episode in the Indian Mutiny" by Major Picton Warlow page 278
- The Revolt of the Bengal Sepoys by Dr Julius Berncastle 1857 Google Books
- Revolt of the Sepoys Reprinted from the Princeton Review January 1858 by John Cameron Lowrie 1858 Google Books
- The Mutiny Outbreak at Meerut in 1857 by J A B Palmer 1966 including "Plan of Meerut Cantonment in 1857", page 177. Archive.org Lending Library
- Heroes of the Indian Mutiny; Stories of Heroic Deeds… by Edward Gilliat 1914 Archive.org. Elsewhere classified as “reading level: Young Adults”, and appears to be considered suitable for older school students.
Personal accounts: Army
- 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.
- Eight Months' Campaign Against the Bengal Sepoy Army During the Mutiny of 1857 by Colonel George Bourchier , Bengal Horse Artillery 1858 Google Books
- A Year's Campaigning in India: From March, 1857, to March, 1858 by Julius George Medley, Captain Bengal Engineers and Garrison Engineer of Lucknow. 1858 Google Books
- Up Among the Pandies: Or, A Year's Service in India by Lieut. Vivian Dering Majendie, Royal Artillery. 1859 Google Books. The author left England after the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny.
- A Memoir, Letters, and Diary of the Rev. Henry S. Polehampton, Chaplain of Lucknow ed. by E. and T.S. Polehampton. 2nd edition 1858 HathiTrust with 3 images (rotatable); Third edition 1859 clear text but no illustrations. Archive.org.
- He arrived in India 1856. Appointed to Lucknow. Wounded and died during the Siege of Lucknow July 1857.
- 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.
- Recollections of a winter campaign in India in 1857-58 by Capt Oliver John Jones, R.N. 1859 Google Books. The author was attached, as a volunteer, to the 53rd Regiment of Foot for five months
- From Cadet to Colonel: the Record of a Life of Active Service by Sir Thomas Seaton 1866 Google Books, The Indian Mutiny commences Volume 2 Chapter III, page 52 (Volume 1)
- Lieutenant General Crommelin, C.B.: Royal (Bengal) Engineers; a Memoir and a Retrospect in the Year of the Mutiny in India by Charles Hervey 1887 Archive.org
- Life and travels of James Fisher: an autobiography, page 32 by James Fisher 1890 Archive.org. During the Indian Mutiny the author belonged to a British Army regiment, 2nd Battalion Military Train, whose duty was a mounted transport. (This regiment was later part of the Royal Army Service Corps and nowadays the Royal Logistic Corps)
- Barracks and battlefields in India; or, The experiences of a soldier of the 10th Foot (North Lincoln) in the Sikh wars and Sepoy Mutiny, edited by the Rev Caesar Caine 1891 Archive.org, Public Library of India Collection. The soldier was Thomas Malcolm. This book is also available on a restricted access basis, probably accessible by those in North America on the HathiTrust Digital Library
- Mutiny Memoirs being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857 by Colonel A. R. D. Mackenzie 2nd edition 1892 Archive.org (First edition 1891)
- Cavalry Experiences and Leaves from My Journal by Colonel H A Ouvry 1892 Archive.org. The author was with the 9th Lancers, and for a period with Irregular Cavalry. His Indian Mutiny experiences commence page 127. His wife's account follows.
- A Lady's Diary Before and During the Indian Mutiny by M H Ouvry 1892 Archive.org. The author 's husband wrote the book above.
- Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-59, including the Relief, Siege, and Capture of Lucknow, and the Campaigns in Rohilcund and Oude by William Forbes-Mitchell, late Sergeant, Ninety-Third Sutherland Highlanders 1894 (first published 1893) Archive.org
- The Relief of Lucknow by William Forbes-Mitchell. Edited, and with an introduction, by Michael Edwardes 1962. Archive.org Lending Library.
- Gunner Jingo's Jubilee by Major-General T Bland Strange. Late Royal Artillery 1893 Archive.org. Born 1831 in Meerut he subsequently came to India when the Indian Mutiny broke out (page 129). Contents Thomas Bland Strange Wikipedia. “Strange, Thomas Bland” by Roderick C. Macleod in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 15, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003.
- Memories of the Mutiny by Francis Cornwallis Maude, late Colonel R A, and formerly commanding the Artillery of Havelock's Column. 1894 Archive.org Volume I 2nd Edition. Volume II
- "The Indian Mutiny", page 121, Recollections of a Military Life by General Sir John Adye , RA 1895 Archive.org. He came to India when the Indian Mutiny broke out, and was in India nearly nine years.
- Memories of Seven Campaigns: a record of thirty-five years' service in the Indian Medical Department in India, China, Egypt, and the Sudan by James Howard Thornton, Deputy Surgeon General, Indian Medical Service, late Principal Medical Officer Punjab Frontier Force. 1895 Archive.org. (The author was in the Bengal Medical Service 1856-1891). Chapters II-IV cover the Indian Mutiny period. During this time Thornton was attached to H M 5th Fusiliers, then H M 90th Light Infantry, then the 1st European Bengal Fusiliers.
- Incidents in India and Memories of the Mutiny, with some records of Alexander's Horse and the 1st Bengal Cavalry Edited by F W Pitt 1896 Archive.org. The subject of the book is General W R E Alexander, a Commander of the 1st Bengal Cavalry.
- Forty One Years in India: From subaltern to commander-in-chief Volume 1 by Field Marshal Lord Roberts of Kandahar 1897 Chapter 6 onwards. Archive.org Volume 2 1898
- General Sir Richard Meade and the Feudatory States of Central and Southern India; a record of forty-three year's service as Soldier, Political Officer and Administrator by Thomas Henry Thornton 1898 Archive.org. Born 1821, Sir Richard served in the Bengal Army from 1838 for nearly twenty years. At the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny he was Brigade-Major of the Gwalior Contingent which mutinied. He later raised Meade’s Horse. Subsequently in 1859 he was appointed Political Agent at Gwalior, finally retiring in March 1881.
- Sepoy Mutiny page 107 Recollections of thirty-nine years in the Army by Sir Charles Alexander Gordon, Surgeon- General 1898 Archive.org. He was then a surgeon with the 10th Regiment of Foot.
- Joseph Fahrer of the Bengal Medical Service was the Residency Surgeon at Lucknow from 1853 and attended Sir Henry Lawrence when mortally wounded. His account of the Mutiny period is from Recollections of My Life, page 130 by Surgeon-General Sir Joseph Fayrer 1900 Archive.org.
- The Story of a Soldier's Life by Field Marshal Viscount Wolseley 1903. Volume I, Volume II Archive.org. The Indian Mutiny account commences page 247. He was with the 90th Light Infantry.
- From Midshipman to Field Marshal, Volume I by Evelyn Wood 1906 Archive.org. He arrived in India in December 1857 page 118 and took part in operations in Central India, where he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
- The Revolt in Hindustan, 1857-59 by Sir Evelyn Wood 1908 Archive.org. Based on a series of articles in The Times in October 1907.
- A varied life: a record of military and civil service, of sport and of travel in India, Central Asia and Persia 1849 -1902 by Gen. Sir Thomas Edward Gordon. 1906 Archive.org. He became on attachment, 2nd in command, and then in command, of the 7th Punjab Infantry, Bengal Army for approximately 20 months, during the Indian Mutiny, page 21, on active service near Cawnpore.
- The Mutiny, page 48 Incidents and Anecdotes in the Life of Lieut.-General Sprot Volume 1 1906 Archive.org. The author was located in Central India.
- Through the Mutiny, reminiscences of thirty years' active service and sport in India, 1854-83 by Thomas Nicholls Walker 1907 Archive.org
- "The Indian Campaigns 1857-1859" page 21, Recollections of a Life in the British Army during the latter half of the 19th Century by Gen. Sir Richard Harrison, Royal Engineers 1908 Archive.org
- Oriental Campaigns and European Furloughs: The Autobiography of a Veteran of the Indian Mutiny by Colonel E. Maude 1908 Archive.org The author served in a Field Force against the Bheels in 1857 page 207 and in the Malwa Field Force in 1858 page 213
- A Narrative of the Siege of Delhi with an Account of the Mutiny at Ferozepore in 1857 by Charles John Griffiths, Late Captain 61st Regiment 1910 Archive.org
- "The Indian Mutiny", page 1 Through Persia in disguise, with reminiscences of the Indian Mutiny by Colonel Charles E. Stewart, edited from his diaries by Basil Stewart. 1911 Archive.org
- Duty and Danger in India edited by Herbert Strang. Reprinted 1917, catalogued 1911. Archive.org. From the series The Romance of the World. An anthology, part Indian Mutiny accounts, part Hunting accounts.
- 'China Jim', Incidents and Adventures in the Life of an Indian Mutiny Veteran by Major General J T Harris 1912 Archive.org. He joined the Bengal Army in 1849. He probably retired c late 1870s. He took part in the 2nd Burma War, the Indian Mutiny and the 2nd China War.
- An Englishwoman in India : the memoirs of Harriet Tytler, 1828-1858 by Harriet Tytler. Edited by Anthony Sattin. 1986. Archive.org Lending Library. Harriet Tytler, the wife of Captain Robert Tytler, was the only woman present at the siege of Delhi in 1857.
- For online books about Brig-Gen John Nicholson and his role in the Indian Mutiny, see the the page John Nicholson
- Cover title: A Naval Cadet with H.M.S. Shannon Brigade in India: Journal of Edward Spencer Watson. Title page Journal. India: with H.M.S. "Shannon", Naval Brigade, from August 18th, 1858. Note however, there appears to be a typographical error, as correct date should be 1857. Catalogued as published 1858. Google Books.
- The Shannon's Brigade in India: being some account of Sir William Peel's Naval Brigade in the Indian Campaign of 1857-1858 by Edmund Hope Verney, Lieut. R.N. 1862 Google Books
- Also see Fiction below for a novel, The Devil's Wind by Maj. Gen.G.L. Verney, concerning the Shannon's Brigade.
- See Pearl's Naval Brigade for the force which took part in some actions with Shannon's Brigade.
Personal accounts: Civilians and others
- Personal Adventures during the Indian Rebellion in Rohilcund, Futtehghur, and Oude by William Edwards, Judge of Benares, and late Magistrate and Collector of Budaon in Rohilcund. 1858 Google Books
- "Chapter VII", page 53 Anecdotes and Reminiscences of Service in Bengal] [by A. L. M. Phillips (Alfred Lisle March Phillips) 1878] Google Books. At the commencement of the Indian Mutiny, he was Magistrate and Collector of the Etah district, in the North-West Provinces, midway between Allyghur and Etawah, and his paths crossed with the author William Edwards (previous book) who was his cousin. Subsequently he was Magistrate and Collector of Agra and its district from June 1857.
- My Diary in India, in the year 1858-9 by William Howard Russell, Special Correspondent of The Times 1860 Google Books Volume 1, Volume 2
- How I won the Victoria Cross by Thomas Henry Kavanagh, Assistant Commissioner in Oudh, 1860 Google Books
- "The Mutiny" page 310 Memorials of Service in India: from the correspondence of the late Major Samuel Charters Macpherson, Political Agent at Gwalior during the Mutiny 1865 Google Books
- Our real danger in India by C Forjett, late Commissioner of Police of Bombay c 1877. Archive.org. Includes the author’s views on the causes of the Mutiny and his part in the preventative and precautionary measures taken in Bombay during the Mutiny.
- The Personal Adventures and Experiences of a Magistrate During the Rise, Progress, and Suppression of the Indian Mutiny by Mark Thornhill 1884 Archive.org. Also available as a current reprint by Cambridge University Press Preview Google Books.
- Chapter VI, page 198 Reminiscences of an Indian Official by General Sir Orfeur Cavenagh 1884 Archive.org. The measures taken in Calcutta during the Mutiny.
- Daily Life during the Indian Mutiny : Personal Experiences of 1857 by J W Sherer [former Magistrate of Futtehpore, and afterwards Cawnpore] 1910 (later reprint edition). Archive.org. Text previously appeared in Colonel F C Maude’s Memories of the Mutiny 1894, refer above.
- See the page Herbert Benjamin Edwardes for online books about his role as Commissioner of Peshawar during the Indian Mutiny.
- First Love and Last Love: A Tale of the Indian Mutiny by James Grant 1869 Archive.org
- Eight Days: a Tale of the Indian Mutiny by R E Forrest, first published 1891. Archive.org
- The Star of Fortune: a Story of the Indian Mutiny by J E Muddock 1894 Archive.org Volume I, Volume II
- The Great White Hand or, The Tiger of Cawnpore: a Story of the Indian Mutiny by J E Muddock 1896 Archive.org
- On to the Rescue : a Tale of the Indian Mutiny by Gordon Stables, Surgeon, Royal Navy. 1894 Archive.org
- The Red Year: a Story of the Indian Mutiny by Louis Tracy 1907 Archive.org
- The Devils Wind by Maj. Gen. G.L. Verney 1956. Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India. An account of the actions of the Naval Brigade of H.M.S. Shannon, which participated in the Relief of Lucknow, told through the eyes of a very young sailor.
- Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye 1980, 2nd file both Archive.org Lending Library. Originally published in 1957 with much of the historical content cut by the publisher, republished in its original form restored to its full length in 1980, following the great success of the author's 1978 book The Far Pavilions.
- Flashman in the Great Game : from the Flashman papers, 1856-1858 by George MacDonald Fraser 1989. Archive.org Lending Library. Flashman in the Indian Mutiny. The Flashman Papers Wikipedia.
For younger readers
- Childhood in India; or, English Children in the East by the wife of an officer, late of H.M. service 1865 (Google Books) . A Tale for Children "Founded on Fact" based on the experiences of a family in India during the Mutiny of 1857.
- Begumbagh A Tale of the Indian Mutiny by George Manville Fenn 1879 Archive.org. George Manville Fenn 1831-1909, was a prolific writer of boys' adventure stories.
- Gil the Gunner; or The Youngest Officer in the East by George Manville Fenn 1892 Archive.org. A boys’ adventure story about a young officer in the Bengal Horse Artillery.
- The Disputed V.C. : a Tale of the Indian Mutiny by Frederick P Gibbon, c 1894 Archive.org. A boys’ adventure story.
- Barclay of the Guides by Herbert Strang probably 1908. HathiTrust Digital Library. 1928 reprint of 1908 original Gutenberg.org. Archive.org version. An adventure story for younger readers.
- Chaloner of the Bengal Cavalry: a Tale of the Indian Mutiny by Percival Lancaster R E. 1915 Archive.org An adventure story for younger readers.
- By email to User:Maureene dated 14 November 2010
- "Three Letters From The Indian Mutiny" by Brian Robson, see above.
- Snook, Mike. How did new troops get to Roorkee in 1858? Victorian Wars Forum 3 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
- Page 230 footnote "Notes on the History and Services of the Thirty-Second Regiment" Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal 1880 Part 3
- History of the Royal and Indian Artillery in the Mutiny of 1857 by Julian R J Jocelyn. Naval & Military Press reprint edition.
- peterharrington.co.uk. Accessed 21 September 2016.