Trans-Gogra Campaign

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Following the defeat of Nana Sahib at the Second Lucknow Relief in November 1857 and the defeat of Tatya Tope at the second Battle of Cawpore in December, forces were raised to pursue the rebels north of the Gogra River. Colonel Francis Rowcroft took command of the Sarun Field Force and, together with the Naval Brigade from HMS Pearl under Captain Edward Sotheby RN, won a series of victories between November 1857 and November 1858. James Hope Grant took command of the trans-Gogra force, crossing the river in November 1858 and running to earth the last remaining bodies of rebels. Remnants of the rebel units took refuge in Nepal and Nana Sahib is thought to have died there.

Goruckpore Field Force

HQ Bengal Yeomanry Cavalry 130 men under Maj Richardson
Detachment 6th Madras Cavalry 40 men
No 2 Madras Horse Light Field Battery 4 guns under Capt Cadell
Pearl's Naval Brigade 90 men + 4 guns under Capt Sotheby RN
HM 13th Light Infantry 400 men under Maj Tyler
Regiment of Ferozepore 250 men under Lt-Col Brasyer CB
Detachment 27th Madras Native Infantry 60 men under Lt Shaw

External LInks

The Cruise of the Pearl Google Books
Naval Brigades in the Indian Mutiny W L Clowes
Biography of Captain Sotheby RN
Short biography of Captain Edward Sotheby RN Google Books