1858 in India

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

India satellite image.png

See also: List of years in India
Timeline of Indian history

Events in the year 1858 in India.



Continuation of the Indian Rebellion of 1857:

  • January – General Sir Hugh Rose begins the Central India campaign; Sir Colin Campbell begins the campaign to recapture Lucknow; trial of Bahadur Shah, King of Delhi, from 27 January[1]
  • February – General Rose relieves Saugor; Campbell's Army of Oudh assembles on the Kanpur-Lucknow road to await Jang Bahadur's Gurkha army
  • March – Lucknow is recaptured on 21 March; Central India campaign continues
  • April – Battle of the Betwa; the city of Jhansi is stormed and captured (3–6 April); Azamgarh recaptured; advance on Kalpi (25 April); Campbell begins reconquest of Rohilkhand; Koer Singh leads a rising in Bihar; after his defeat he dies of his wounds
  • May – Battle of Bareilly followed by its recapture; Battle of Kunch; recapture of Jagdispur; reoccupation of Kalpi; Battle of Mohamdi (24 May) and end of resistance in Rohilkhand; rebels begin guerrilla war in the jungle; Tatya Tope and the Rani of Jhansi outside Gwalior
  • June – Gwalior army deserts to the rebels and Tatya Tope and the Rani of Jhansi seize Gwalior; General Rose marches from the Kalpi to Gwalior arriving on the 16th; next day the battle of Kotah-i-Serai and on the 19th the Battle of Gwalior; Gwalior fortress recaptured; during June guerrilla forces in Oudh, Bihar and along the Nepalese frontier are suppressed
  • July to December – suppression of guerrilla forces except in Rajputana and Central India
  • October to November – Bahadur Shah travels from Delhi into exile at Rangoon[2]
  • 1 November – the end of the British East India Company's rule in India is proclaimed[3]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Edwardes (1975), p. 141
  2. ^ Edwardes (1975), p. 143
  3. ^ Edwardes (1975), p. 145
  • Edwardes, Michael (1975) Red Year. London: Sphere Books; pp. 154–55 (events of the rebellion)