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Battle Name : Delhi

Date(s) : 01 June 1857 - 20 September 1857

Part of : British Conquest of India , Indian Mutiny ,

Outcome : A victory for British Indian Army over Indian Mutineers

Type of battle : Land


The British trained Indian Sepoys and native troops [30,000 men] held the city of Delhi having slaughtered all the European inhabitants. A British relief column [3,000 men] arrived in June but was not strong enough to take the city. An additional British force of 1,000 men arrived in August. After a heavy bombardment and vicious street fighting the British took the city.