Battle of Assaye

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Battle of Assaye
Part of the 2nd Maratha War
Date: 23 September 1803
Location: Assaye, Maharashtra
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 20.228642°N 75.908454°E
Result: British victory
East India Company Marathas
Colonel Arthur Wellesley Col Anton Pohlmann
6,170 infantry
1,731 cavalry
5,400 irregular cavalry
22 cannon
16,000 infantry
32,000 cavalry
245 cannon
409 killed
1,211 wounded
18 missing
Est 1,200 killed
Est 3,600-4,800 wounded
Assaye Location
Survey 1920-1946


HEIC Forces


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

External Links

History of the Marathas Google Books
Maratha Wars Heritage History
Battle of Assaye Wikipedia
The Battle of Assaye
Battle Map Napoleon Series
Battle Order Simon Millar
Assaye Gazetteer 1857
Battle plan Maps FCIT
Battle of Assaye (see also the Fiction and poetry reading list for Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe book on this battle)
The Battle of Assaye by Richard Cavendish.

Historical Books on-line

The Decisive Battles of India : from 1746 to 1849 inclusive - Assaye

Recommended Reading

"Wellington in India" by Jac Weller ISBN 0 582 12784 x
"Maratha War Papers" by A Bennell 1998 ISBN 0750920696
"Assaye 1803 Wellington's first and bloodiest victory " by Simon Millar ISBN 1-84603-0001-3