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Chapter XLIII, of Cassells Illustrated History of England, Volume 8 page 4


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The broken host had streamed into Arrah before dawn, and then had vanished into the jungles. In the night the sentries in Mr. Boyle's house heard a voice saying, " Some news - don't fire." Assured of safety, two men came out and told the joyful tale of Eyre's victory. Thereupon a party sallied out - the enemy had fled. It was found, however, that the Sepoy mine was ready for explosion, and it was at once rendered harmless. Then came in two volunteers from Major Eyre, " waving their hats." The joyous garrison received them with uproarious cheers. Next came in the troops; and thus Arrah was relieved.

But Eyre's work was not over. The Sepoys had retired to Jugdespore, the dwelling-place of Kour Singh. Eyre thought it would be desirable to rout them out, and applied to Dinapore for a detachment of the 10th Foot. It was sent; and with these and his brave 5th Fusiliers, Eyre again defeated the mutineers in the jungle, and captured and burnt the village of Jugdespore and the palace of Kour Singh. Then he returned, and forthwith set out for Allahabad, where we may meet him again.

The effects of the Dinapore mutiny were felt all over Behar. The 12th Irregulars mutinied, cutting off the heads of Major and Mrs. Holmes; two companies of Sepoys at Hazareebagh broke out and burnt the station; magistrates and Europeans fled in all directions, and weeks elapsed, and a large display of force had to be made, before order was restored. Moreover, Kour Singh and the broken mutineers went to Nagode and raised the 50th Native Infantry; and several other regiments and parts of regiments took fire and exploded. These were the causes that arrested the march of reinforcements to Havelock, and frustrated his splendid efforts to reach Lucknow.

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