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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse10 Oct 2018 9:48 p.m. PST

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"The ancient fortress city of Seringapatam (now called Srirangapatna or Srirangapatnam) was the capital for the Muslim rulers of the kingdom of Mysore, Haidar Ali (c.1722 – 1782) and his eldest son, Tipu Sultan (1753 -1799). It was located on an island in the Cauvery (Kaveri) River approximately 14.5 km (9 miles) from Mysore and 120 km (75 miles) from Bangalore. The name is derived from the ancient Hindu temple of Sri Ranganatha Swami which is located at the western end of the the island. The city became the site of two of the most famous sieges of the Anglo-Mysore Wars (in 1792 and 1799).

The assault against the island fortress in 1799 was a joint military operation involving two British armies totalling approximately 40,000 troops (including contingents of troops sent by the Nizam of Hyderabad). The campaign strategy was based upon the need to approach the city simultaneously from the east – the Grand Army, under the command of General George Harris [1746-1829] (from Madras), and from the west – the Bombay Army, under the command of Lieutenant-General James Stuart [1741-1815] (from the Malabar coast).

This campaign culminated in the storming and capture of the city on 4 May 1799, and the death of Tipu Sultan. As a direct consequence of this victory the British were able to secure control of all of southern India, and thereby lay the foundations of English rule throughout India and the establishment of the future British Raj….."

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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 9:15 a.m. PST

A very good find. Thanks T.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse11 Oct 2018 11:29 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 12:28 p.m. PST

thanx ,I have planned to game this.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Oct 2018 11:13 a.m. PST

Best of luck with that game my friend.


ConnaughtRanger12 Oct 2018 2:10 p.m. PST

Seringapatam is well worth a visit – the site of the assault and its approaches are virtually untouched and many contemporary buildings are still in place. Unfortunately, unlike Assaye, there weren't loads of kids trying to sell musket balls (and the odd ball bearing).

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