Battle of Chitpur

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Battle of Chitpur
Part of 3rd Carnatic War
Seven Years War
Date: 5 February 1757
Location: Chitpur, Kolkata, West Bengal
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 22.613970°N 88.371515°E
Result: British victory
Combatants
East India Company Mughal Empire
Commanders
Col Robert Clive Suraj-ud-Daulah
Strength
650 Europeans
800 sepoys
600 seamen
100 artillerymen
18,000 horse
15,000 foot
40 guns
Casualties
100 Europeans
50 sepoys

This was an event during the 3rd Carnatic War. Also known as the Battle of Calcutta.

Summary

Following the Recapture of Calcutta Suraj ud Daulah marched against Fort William with a large army and camped a short distance from Calcutta. Clive made a dawn attack with limited success. The Nawab was obliged to come to terms with the British as he was under threat from and Afghan invasion.

Biographies

Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
Robert Clive (1725-74)
Suraj-ud Daulah (1731-57)

External Links

Carnatic Wars Heritage History
3rd Carnatic War Wikipedia
Conflict at Chitpur Google Books
Combat of Calcutta www.kronoskaf.com
Life of Robert Lord Clive Google Books