Jat War

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Jat War 1825-26
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The Raja of Bhurtpore (Bharatpur) Baldeo Singh had a treaty with the British which followed the 2nd Maratha War. When he died his six year old son Bulwant Singh succeeded him under a regent. Durgan Sal, the boy's cousin, usurped the regency. Sir David Ochterlony the British Resident in Delhi warned the Jats not to obey the usurper and raised a force put him down. This was countermanded by Lord Amherst the Governor General but later Lord Combermere was sent with 27,000 troops and war broke out on 10 December 1825. Bhurtpore was stormed, Durgan Sal taken prisoner and the young Raja reinstated.

Campaign Forces

Agra Division
Maj-Gen Jasper Nicolls CB

Mathura Division
Maj-Gen Thomas Reynell CB

External Links

Wikipedia - Jat People