2nd Maratha War
|2nd Maratha War|
|Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns|
|East India Company||Maratha Empire|
|Result: British victory|
|Medals: Army of India Medal 1799-1826|
Clasps: Allighur, Battle of Delhi, Assaye, Asseerghur, Laswarree, Argaum, Gawilghur, Defence of Delhi, Battle of Deig, Capture of Deig
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2nd Maratha War
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The British became involved in a power struggle within the Maratha government partly to counter increasing French influence. The Marathas were defeated at a series of battles by Lord Lake and Arthur Wellesley and the Treaties of Deogaon and Anjangaon ceded large areas of territory to the British.
Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
- Gerard Lake (1744-1808)
- William Monson (1760-1807)
- Perron (Pierre Cuillier) (1755-1834)
- Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852)
- Maratha Empire Wikipedia
- 2nd Maratha War 1803-05 Wikipedia
- Blogs (see also the Fiction and poetry reading list for Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe book series)
Historical Books online
- A History of the Mahrattas Volume 3, 1784-1819 by James Grant Duff 1826 Google Books. Also Volume 1 and Volume 2, 1740-1785
- The History of British India Volume 3 (Book 6,1784-1805) by James Mill 1817
- Memoir of the Life and Military Services of Viscount Lake, Baron Lake of Delhi and Laswaree by Col. Hugh Pearse (1908)
- The dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K. G. during his various campaigns 1799-1818 by Lt-Col Gurwood (1835)
- The journal of Samuel Plummer, a private in the 22d. Regiment of Foot, containing an account of his voyage by sea, and his journies on land, embracing a period of twenty years, the principal part of which time was spent in the East Indies corrected and abridged, with notes , edited by Rev. John Riles. 1821 Google Books. British Library itemVIEWER, with rotatable pages. The author arrived in India in 1803, and took part in a campaign against the 'Black Prince' from August 1803.
- Military reminiscences: extracted from a journal of nearly forty years' active service in the East Indies Volume 1 by Colonel James Welsh of the Madras Establishment 1830. The First Mahrattah War in 1803 commences page 166. This describes what is generally known as the 2nd Maratha War. The 2nd Mahratha War continues in 1804 from page 210 of the same book.
- Twelve years' military adventure in three quarters of the globe: or, Memoirs of an officer who served in the armies of His Majesty and of the East India Company, between the years 1802 and 1814 Volume 1 by John Blakiston of the Madras Engineers. 1829 Google Books. Involvement in the 2nd Maratha War commences page 62
- War and sport in India, 1802-1806 : an officer's diary by John Pester 1913 Archive.org
- Notes relative to the late transactions in the Marhatta Empire. Fort William, December 15, 1803. With an appendix of official documents, and also six engravings illustrative of the several battles, from drawings taken on the spot by Richard Wellesley Wellesley (Marquess) 1804 Google Books. The Appendix follows page 115. This separate volume of the Appendix has a Contents of Appendix Archive.org. There are no engravings.
- Historical fiction: At the Point of the Bayonet, a Tale of the Mahratta War by GA Henty 1902 Archive.org