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The British Camp at Delhi from the left rear

December 31, 1856
Mirza Firuz Shah
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

The British Camp at Delhi from the left rear



The British Camp at Delhi from the left rear On 8 June 1857 the British force under the command of Sir Henry Barnard captured the Ridge after a successful action at Badli-ki-Serai earlier in the day. The British camp was pitched before Delhi as shown in this sketch and remained so with slight alternations until the assault on 14 September. Hindu Rao’s House This post situated at the right extremity of the Ridge was occupied by the British on 8 June 1857. During the siege Hindu Rao’s House was frequently attacked by the Indian forces as it was the British picket nearest of the city walls. Flagstaff Tower Here was located the left picket of the Ridge. This place was also occupied by the British force on 8 June 1857.

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