Recapture of Cawnpore July 1857

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Recapture of Cawnpore July 1857
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 16 July 1857
Location: Cawnpore Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.470876°N 80.371896°E
Result: City recaptured
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Maj Gen Henry Havelock Tatya Tope

This article is part of the Events at Cawnpore during the Indian Mutiny


Having fought five successful actions since leaving Allahabad on 1 July, Havelock finally recaptured Cawnpore.


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
Henry Havelock (1795-1857)
Tantya Tope (1819-59)

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-5 The British Empire
Recapture of Cawnpore Wikipedia
Henry Havelock's VC Wikipedia
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Wikipedia

Historical Books Online

Havelock's March on Cawnpore 1857by J W Sherer CSI 1910 (

Recommended Reading

Saul David, Indian Mutiny: 1857 (London: Viking, 2002), ISBN 0670911372 ; (Penguin, 2002), ISBN 0141005548
W H Russell, My Indian Mutiny Diary (Periodicals Service Co, 1967), ISBN 0527781207
Andrew Ward, Our Bones are Scattered: the Cawnpore Massacres and the Indian Mutiny of 1857 (McArthur & Co, 1996), ISBN 0719564107