Oude Campaign

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After the recapture of Cawnpore in December 1857 the British started a campaign to subdue the province of Oude. The Army of Oude from Cawnpore led by Sir Colin Campbell assisted by the Jaunpore Field Force of Brig-Gen Thomas Franks and the Nepalese Army under Jung Bahadur converged on Lucknow which was finally relieved at the end of March 1858. There were a number of peripheral actions.

Army of Oude

Under the command of Cawnpore led by Sir Colin Campbell

Artillery Division
Maj-Gen Archdale Wilson KCB, Royal Artillery commanding

Cavalry Division
Brig-Gen J H Grant CB commanding

1st Infantry Division
Maj-Gen Sir James Outram GCB, Bombay Army commanding

2nd Infantry Division

2nd Infantry Division

3rd Infantry Division
Brig-Gen R Walpole commanding

Jaunpore Field Force

Brig-Gen T H Franks commanding
British Force

Allied Goorkha Force

  • 6 Battalions Infantry
  • Artillery attached

Total 5,710 men


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
Colin Campbell (1792-1863)
Thomas Franks (1808-1862)
James Hope Grant (1808-1875)
Alfred Horsford (1818-1885)
Edward Lugard (1810-1898)
Nana Sahib (1820?-1859?)
Tantya Tope (1819-59)
Edward Wetherall (1815-69)
Charles Windham (1810-1870)

External Links

Brigadier Troup's Actions in Oude Google Books
Map of Oudh annexed in 1856 Wikipedia