Second Relief of Azimguhr

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Second Relief of Azimguhr
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 15 April 1858
Location: Azimguhr, Uttar Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 26.046592°N 83.184521°E
Result: Rebel withdrawal
East India Company Rebel Sepoys
Colonel Sir Edward Lugard KCB Kunwar Singh


After the battle at Tigra, General Sir Edward Lugard advanced towards Azamgarh which was being besieged. He encountered Kunwar Singh's force at the River Tons where they defended the bridge until the bulk of the force withdrew.

Azimghur Field Force


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
Edward Lugard (1810-1898)
Henry Longden (1819-1890)
Edward Venables (1818-1858)

External Links

Indian Mutiny 1857-58 The British Empire
Battle of Azimghur Heritage History
Action at Azimgurh Google Books
Michael Murphy's VC Wikipedia
Azimghur Gazetteer 1857

Historical Books on-line

Recollections of thirty-nine years in the Army by Sir Charles Alexander Gordon KCB 1898 Action at Azimghur

Recommended Reading

"Indian Mutiny" by Saul David 2002 ISBN 0141005548

Azamgarh Location
Survey 1920-1946