3rd Mysore War

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3rd Mysore War
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Result: British victory

Malabar, Salem, Bellary, and Anantapur were ceded to Madras Presidency

Medals: Mysore Campaign 1790-92
Category: 3rd Mysore War
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The Third Anglo-Mysore War (1789–92) was between Tipu Sultan ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore and the Madras Presidency of the British East India Company. Tipu invaded Travancore on 29 December 1789 and Lord Cornwallis declared the opening of hostilities on 27 January 1790.

General William Medows was appointed to command the British forces but waged an ineffectual campaign in 1790 eventually being recalled to Madras. Cornwallis took control of the Company forces in January 1791 fighting a series of actions culminating in the Siege of Seringapatam. The Treaty of Seringapatam on 18 March 1792 arranged the payment of £3 million by Tipu and the ceding of Malabar and Palghat to the Company.


Campaign of 1790

Campaign of 1791-92


Regiments that saw significant action during the 3rd Mysore War:


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
John Chalmers (1756-1818)
Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805)
John Floyd (1748-1818)
James Hartley (1745-1799)
William Medows (1738-1813)
David Price (1762-1835)
James Stuart (1741-1815)
Tippoo Sultan (1753-1799)

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Historical books online

Part 1– Appointed 1768, Part 2- Sir Eyre Coote's Campaigns of 1781, 1782, and 1783, Part 3- Campaigns in India –includes General Stuart's Operations; General Goddard's March; and the Proceedings of the Bombay Army and its Government, Part 4- includes Popham’s Capture of Gwalior; General Goddard’s Operations, Campaigns of Lord Cornwallis, Siege of Bangalore, Part 5 March to Seringapatum, Part 6, Part 7
"Lieutenant -Colonel Richard Scott" from The East India Military Calendar: Containing the Services of General and Field Officers of the Indian Army, Volume 1, page 315 by by John Philippart 1823 Google Books