This Day In History: 1857-08-30

The King of Delhi, Bahadur Shah Zafar ‘with a large retinue and numbers of his ladies’ came to Kissenganj and had seats set up, hoping to see the mutineers finally overcome the Sirmoor Battalion and other units holding Hindoo Rao’s House on the Ridge. He was to be disappointed: the attacks were easily repulsed and a counter-attack seized the covered ground that the mutineers had used for their approach.   Click here to read an account of the campaign.

The remains of Hindoo Rao’s House after the siege.