An account of the second defence of Cawnpore during the Indian Mutiny under Major-General Charles Windham in November 1857. Cawnpore is indelibly associated with the first siege and massacre there of hundreds of men, women and children by the mutineers under Nana Sahib in June 1857. This book deals with the city’s defence at a later stage in the mutiny, and the author is particularly concerned with defending Windham’s role in the fighting. With two maps and appendices.
DEFENCE OF CAWNPORE BY THE TROOPS UNDER THE ORDERS OF MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES WINDHAM IN NOVEMBER 1857
Concise account of three days’ fighting at Cawnpore in November 1857 (after the notorious massacre). Author defends role of General Windham.