#2- Walking in the Footsteps of the revolutionaries of 1857 in Lucknow

A walkthrough all the important locations in Lucknow which in some or other way played an important role in the revolution of 1857.

This is part 2 in the series

Read Part 1 here

3rd May1857 – Musa Bagh

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The native soldiers or sepoys were restless. Their anger was rising. They had by this time had decided to kill the Europeans in the regiment. Somehow this was avoided, the soldiers or the sepoys returned to their lines but refused to surrender their arms. They were paraded and subdued in complying

Sir Henry Lawrence, the chief commissioner of Oudh didn’t take the mutiny lightly. He marched to Musa Bagh (from the main city) with a force consisting of 32 foot European Battery, 32 regular native regiment infantry and 1 cavalry. The 7th regiment was rounded up and asked to lay down their arms, under force and fear they complied.

4th May 1857 – Musa Bagh

Hanging pf the Native Soldiers Pic Credit: Felice Beato

The next day their leaders (among the native soldiers) were captured who informed Sir Lawrence of the plans of General Uprising. They were hanged in-front of the regiment.


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