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Revision as of 13:46, 16 May 2018

4th Mysore War
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
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East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Result: British victory
Mysore became a princely state of British India
Coimbatore, North Kanara, and South Kanara ceded to the British
Category: 4th Mysore War
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4th Mysore War
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The Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798-99) was between Tipu Sultan ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore and the Madras Presidency of the British East India Company.


When Napoleon landed in Egypt, the British decided to eliminate Mysore, the French ally in India. They laid siege to and finally stormed Seringapatam. Tipu Sultan was killed, more territory was ceded to the British and Mysore became a princely state of British India.

Bombay Army

6,420 fighting men under Lt-Gen James Stuart

Lt-Col George A Lawman (510)
  • Detachment of Engineers
Lt-Col J C Sartorius and Capt B Moncrieffe (423)

Right Brigade

Lt-Col John Montresor commanding

Centre Brigade
Lt-Col James Dunlop commanding

Left Brigade
Lt-Col John Wiseman commanding

Grand Army

20,071 fighting men under Lt-Gen George Harris
Maj-Gen Sir John Floyd commanding
1st Brigade under Col James Stevenson

2nd Brigade under Col John Pater

Right Wing
Maj-Gen Thomas Bridges commanding
1st Brigade under Maj-Gen David Baird

3rd Brigade under Col Francis Gowdie

5th Brigade under Col George Roberts

Left Wing
Maj-Gen William Popham commanding
2nd Brigade under Col John Sherbrooke

4th Brigade under Lt-Col John Gardiner

  • 1st Bengal Volunteer Infantry
  • 2nd Bengal Volunteer Infantry
  • 3rd Bengal Volunteer Infantry

6th Brigade under Lt-Col Thomas Scott

1,000 men under Col William Gent

  • European officers and NCOs with Madras Native Pioneers


  • Two companies Bengal Artillery
  • 1st Battalion Madras Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion Madras Artillery

Related articles

For further details of events during this period see the following articles

Battle of Sedaseer 6 March 1799
Battle of Mallavelly 27 March 1799
Battle of Sultanpettah Tope 4 May 1799
Battle of Seringapatam 4 May 1799
Battle of Conagul 10 September 1800


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
David Baird (1757-18229)
John Floyd (1748-18218)
George Harris (1746-1829)
James Stuart (1741-1815)
Tippoo Sultan (1753-1799)
Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

External Links

Historical books on-line


Macquarie University 'Seringapatam 1799' project
Historical maps on-line

Joppen Historical Maps - India 1795 www.columbia.edu