The Siege of Cawnpore began on June 5, 1857 and continued for 20 bloody days. This Indian rebellion was led by forces under Nana Sahib. The British troops who were stationed in India during this uprising were unprepared for an extended siege and surrendered to Sahib. In return, they were promised safe passage to Allahabad.
Unfortunately, evacuation from Cawnpore (now known as Kanpur) did not go well. The tense circumstances caused things to boil over, and a massacre ensued. The treatment of non-military personnel during this skirmish was especially barbaric. During what became known as the Bibighar Massacre, over 120