Sikh wars

Battle: Chillianwallah.
War: Second Sikh War.
Date: 13th January 1849.
Place: In the Punjab in the North West of India.
Combatants: British troops and Indian troops of the Bengal Presidency against Sikhs of the Khalsa, the army of the Punjab.
Generals: General Sir Hugh Gough against the Sikh general, Shere Singh.
Size of the armies: 12,000 British and Bengalis with 66 guns against 35,000 Sikhs with 65 guns.
Source: Sikhlionz and British Battles

Bengal Native Infantry

The second sikh war

Sikh guns captured by the Anglo-Indian army at the Battle of Chillianwallah

The second sikh war

The Battle of Chillianwallah seen from behind the British line.
The foothills of the Himalayan Mountains are in the background.

The battle notorious in early Victorian Britain and India
for the conduct of Brigadier Pope’s brigade of light cavalry.


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