Battle of Laswari

Battle of Laswari

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Laswari
partof=Second Maratha War
date=November 1, 1803
place=Assaye, India
result=British victory
combatant1=British East India Company
combatant2=Maratha Confederacy
commander1=General Lake
commander2=Sindhia, Ragojee Bhonsla
strength2=9,000 Infantry
5,000 Cavalry
troops from Alwar

The Battle of Laswari took place on November 1, 1803 and 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 infantry and 5,000 cavalry. The British were also supported by allied troops from Alwar.

The Maratha infantry 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 Deogaon with the British after the Battle of Laswari and gave up the province of Cuttack including Balasore.

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