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Chronicling a lesser-known battle fought during the 1857 revolt in Lucknow: Battle of Chinhat

164 years ago, on 30 June 1857, the Chinhat area of today's Lucknow was covered in gore as Indians launched an attack against the East India Company. Led by sepoy mutineer, Barkat Ahmad, the village of Ismailganj was the first to fire upon the British troops, whereby, many of the enemy soldiers collapsed and the General ordered the rest to retreat. Let's revisit this small yet significant victory that transformed into a five-month-long siege of the British Residency in Lucknow.

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