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Plan of Lucknow illustrating Operations under General Sir Colin Campbell, C.C.B during March 1858 During Mughal Emperor Humayun II 1858-1877

Humayun II 1858-1877
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Surveyed and drawn by Lieutenant A M Lang, J U Champain and D Ward, Bengal Engineers and Mr J May in accordance with Captain Moorsom's original plan to accompany the Chief Engineer's Report of the Siege.

Sir Colin Campbell returned to Lucknow in March 1858, some three months after evacuating the besieged Residency. On 1 March his army, reinforced by the Naval Brigade and 9,000 Gurkhas from Nepal, joined Sir James Outram's small garrison at the Alumbagh, a large enclosure outside the city. Outram's 4,000 men had held the position since the evacuation of the Residency the previous November.

Campbell attacked Lucknow in set-piece fashion, moving forward from position to position, after his engineers had constructed bridges across the Gumti. La Martiniere was captured on 9 March and two days later the Secundrabagh and the Shah Najaf mosque fell. The Begum Kothi palace complex was a tougher nut to crack. Severe hand-to-hand fighting led to over 700 rebel deaths. Over the next three days, Campbell's gunners blasted their way through the buildings between the Begum Kothi and the rebel posts in the Nawab of Oudh's palace, the Kaisarbagh, which was captured on 14 March.

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