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Havelock's March on Cawnpore, 1857

Contributed by John Baxter

AuthorSherer, J. W.

Sherer was a magistrate and collector at Futtehpore and wrote an account of Henry Havelock's march on Cawnpore and subsequent activities at Cawnpore during the four marches on Lucknow. Sherer write well, and was unusual in that he had some sympathy for Indians of all classes, especially those caught up in events beyond their control. From a military point of view, the description of Havelock's and Neill's actions are brief and the book is therefore slightly limited in its usefulness for military historians. However, it provides a good read and plenty of the atmosphere of the Mutiny.

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