Gawilghur and the End of the Second Anglo-Maratha War Part I — Weapons and Warfare

Arthur Wellesley Gawilghur Fort A resounding victory won at small cost solves many military problems. The war against the Mahrattas was going astonishingly well in Wellesley’s immediate theatre of operations. After the battle on 29 November 1803 both British armies were in fine physical and mental condition. The enemy was still numerous, but Mahratta morale […]

Gawilghur and the End of the Second Anglo-Maratha War Part I — Weapons and Warfare

Gawilghur and the End of the Second Anglo-Maratha War Part II — Weapons and Warfare

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Wellesley’s two southern, essentially diversionary, assaults were commanded by Wallace and Chalmers. Wallace was to take the steep route to the southernmost gate and had his own under-strength King’s 74th, the right wing of the King’s 78th, and the ever-reliable 1/8 Madras; Chalmers was to ascend by the less difficult, though far from easy, road […]

Gawilghur and the End of the Second Anglo-Maratha War Part II — Weapons and Warfare