the first relief of Lucknow
the first relief of Lucknow

The Bluejackets Periods Victorian Indian mutiny

the first relief of Lucknow

The British make their final assault on the rebels and break through to the Residency

The British set out to make the final assault on the rebels surrounding the Residency. Heavy monsoon rain had flooded much of the city making it difficult to get around the rebels forcing them to make frontal attacks.

They faced especially heavy resistance crossing the Charbagh Canal and only managed to push the rebels off it with a charge from a Forlorn Hope, which killed 9 out of 10 of the men in the party. The sun had already fallen by the time that they eventually break through.

Outram had originally intended to evacuate the Residency, but when they got there they decided to expand the defended area and stay put instead.