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*[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.284842/mode/2up ''A Narrative Of The First Burmese War 1824-26 With the Various Official Reports and Despatches Describing the Operations of Naval and Military Forces Employed, and Other Documents Bearing Upon the Origin, Progress, and Conclusion of the Contest''] by  G W De Rhé-Philipe, formerly of the Military Department of the Government of India. Printed at Calcutta, Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India, 1905. Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/details/apoliticalhisto00capgoog ''A political history of the extraordinary events which led to the Burmese war''] by Captain W White 1827 Archive.org. Also available [http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_00000000DD70  British Library Digital Collection] with [http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_00000000DD70#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=21&z=-1124.8527%2C0%2C5648.7054%2C4962 Map]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/apoliticalhisto00capgoog ''A political history of the extraordinary events which led to the Burmese war''] by Captain W White 1827 Archive.org. Also available [http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_00000000DD70  British Library Digital Collection] with [http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_00000000DD70#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=21&z=-1124.8527%2C0%2C5648.7054%2C4962 Map]
 
*[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QUOXRCAU-5AC&pg=RA1-PA8&dq=East+India+Register+and+Army+List+1824&lr=&as_brr=3&cd=6#v=onepage&q=&f=false ''Narrative of the Burmese War in 1824-26''] by Horace Hayman Wilson 1852 Google Books<br>  
 
*[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QUOXRCAU-5AC&pg=RA1-PA8&dq=East+India+Register+and+Army+List+1824&lr=&as_brr=3&cd=6#v=onepage&q=&f=false ''Narrative of the Burmese War in 1824-26''] by Horace Hayman Wilson 1852 Google Books<br>  

Latest revision as of 01:56, 9 February 2020

1st Burma War
5 March 1823-24 February 1826
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
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Location: Burma
Combatants:
British India Burma
Result:
Treaty of Yanabo
Assam, Manipur & Tenasserim ceded to Britain
£5m indemnity paid by Burma
Medals:
Army of India Medal 1799-1826, Ava 1824-26 Clasp
HEIC Medal for Burma 1824-26
Links:
Category: 1st Burma War
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1st Burma War 1824-26
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The 1st Burma War, also known as the 1st Anglo-Burmese War, was the first of the three British campaigns that led to the complete annexation of Burma.

Summary

Burmese expansionist policy on the north east of British India led to refugees from the frontier states of Manipur and Cachar fleeing to British territory and asking for help. Burmese incursions in Sylhet and Cachar in January and February 1824 were defeated. On 5 March war was declared and an expeditionary force under Commodore Charles Grant and Maj-Gen Sir Archibald Campbell sailed to Rangoon which was captured. It took two years and 20,000 casualties before the British defeated the Burmese. The Treaty of Yanabo ceded Assam, Arakan and Tenasserim to the British who also extracted 10 million rupeed indemnity.

A timeline of the 1st Burma War can be viewed in Travels from India to England (1827) by James Edward Alexander, an officer who served in the campaign. The first five chapters are an account of the war from Alexander's perspective whilst accompanying the 45th Regiment of Foot and the Madras Pioneers.

Expeditionary Force

See note[1]
Commanded by Brig-Gen Sir Archibald Campbell KCB
BENGAL CONTINGENT
Bengal Infantry Brigade
Lt-Col M'Creagh CB, Brigadier Commanding

Bengal Artillery
Lt-Col George Pollock commanding

MADRAS CONTINGENT
1st Madras Infantry Brigade
Lt-Col W Smelt, Brigadier Commanding

2nd Madras Infantry Brigade
Lt-Col C Hodgson, Brigadier Commanding

3rd Madras Infantry Brigade
Lt-Col H F Smith, Brigadier Commanding

4th Madras Infantry Brigade
Lt-Col E Miles CB, Brigadier Commanding

TROOP STRENGTH

Artillery 916
Pioneers 552
European Infantry 3,969
Native Infantry 5,218
Total 10,655

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