- Battle of Laswari
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Laswari
Second Maratha War
November 1, 1803
British East India Company
Sindhia, Ragojee Bhonsla
The Battle of Laswari took place on
November 1, 1803and was part of the Second Anglo-Maratha War.
The British, commanded by General Lake were about 10,000 men strong, opposing the
Sindhia's Maratha army of 9,000 veteran infantryand 5,000 cavalry. The British were also supported by allied troops from Alwar.
Marathainfantry made a most gallant defence, standing their ground until 7,000 men had fallen, when the survivors laid down their arms. The cavalry also suffered heavily. The British loss amounted to about 800 men. Seventy-two guns and a large quantity of ammunition and stores were captured.
On 17 December 1803, Raghuji Bhonsale (II) of Nagpur signed the
Treaty of Deogaonwith the British after the Battle of Laswari and gave up the province of Cuttackincluding Balasore.
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