Battle of Condore

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Battle of Condore
Part of 3rd Carnatic War
Seven Years War
Date: 9 December 1758
Location: Kundur, near Chebrolu, Pithapuram, Andra Pradesh
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 16.98°N 81.78°E
Result: British victory
Combatants
East India Company French
Commanders
Col Francis Forde Marquis de Conflans
Strength
600 British
1,900 Indians
5,500 Indian Allies
500 French
8,000 Indian Allies
Casualties
44 Europeans
Many Sipahis
156 men
32 guns

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

Summary

When the Marquis de Bussy and his troops where recalled from Hyderabad to assist Lally on the Coromandel coast and Rajah Anunderaj rose against the French appealing to the British for help, Clive saw an opportunity. He sent an expedition under Francis Forde which sailed for Vizagapatam on 12 October. On 1 December he joined forces with Anunderaj and caught up with the French under de Conflans at Condore where he gained a convincing victory.

Field Army

Forde's Force

  • Six brass field guns
  • Six 24-pounder battering guns
  • One howitzer
  • Three mortars
  • 100 Lascars
  • 1,800 sepoys

Anunderaj's Force

  • 500 cavalry
  • 5,000 infantry
  • 40 European gunners
  • Four field guns

Biographies

Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
Charles Bussy (1718-1785)
Francis Forde (1718-1770)

Spelling Variants

Modern spelling: Kundur?
Variants: Kundoor/Kondur/Chundoor

External Links

Carnatic Wars Heritage History
3rd Carnatic War Wikipedia
British operations in the Deccan www.kronoskaf.com
Battle of Condore Wikipedia
Battle of Condore www.kronoskaf.com

Historical Books on-line

The Decisive Battles of India: from 1746 to 1849 inclusive - Battle of Kondur www.archive.org
The History of the Rise and Progress of the Bengal Army Vol I - Battle of Condore www.archive.org