1800-1859 | Battlefield butchery | Extrajudicial killings | India | Massacres | Wounded killed

12 JULY

VICTORIOUS BRITISH TROOPS TAKE NO PRISONERS [ 12 July 1857 ] On this day in 1857, hundreds of Indian mutineers, including many seriously wounded, were denied any possibility of surrender after loosing the battle of Fatehpur. They were shot or bayoneted by the victorious British redcoats under the command of Brigadier-General Sir Henry Havelock.¬† The…

1800-1859 | Executions | Extrajudicial killings | India | Northern Ireland | Prisoners murdered | Punitive operations

18 JANUARY

OFFICER RECOUNTS SAVAGERY OF HUNTING INDIAN MUTINEERS LIKE ‘VERMIN’ [ 18 January 1859 ] Today in 1859,  Major Pemberton Campbell wrote to his mother describing the British military campaign against the last pockets of resistance from Indian mutineers. ‘Our men were very savage,’ he recalled, ‘treating these poor wretches like vermin. Some carried ropes on…