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Wellesley in India
12 Sep 2017
Arthur Wellesley arrives in India. Arthur's brother, Richard, was the Governor General in India and was able to give Arthur a high end position.
Battle of Mallavelly Much to many senior officers annoyance, Wellesley was given power here and proved his worth by defeating the Mysore Kingdom.
Siege of Seringapatam On arrival they attacked at night however failed and lost 25 men. The next day they attacked successfully and sieged the fortress of Seringapatam. Wellesley secured the rear and eventually they heard news of the Tipu Sultan's death.
Battle of Assaye An outnumbered British force beat a combined Maratha army to drive them back and move further across Southern India.
Wellesley defeats Doondia Wao's much greater army at the battle of Conagul (his first campaign as an independant commander)
War breaks out between the British and the Mahratta Confederancy (a loose association of princes in central India.
Battle of Argaum 11,000 of Wellesleys men defeat 30,000 enemy troops forcing the remainder of the Mahratta Army to take refuge in Gawilghar.
Wellesley's men storm fortress in Gawlighar and triumph. These victories along with General Lake's in the North forced the Mahratta Confederacy to make peace.
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