2nd Mysore War

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2nd Mysore War
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
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East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Result: British signed humiliating treaty
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The Second Anglo-Mysore War (1780-83) was between Hyder Ali ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore allied with the French and the Madras Presidency of the British East India Company. Following the failure of negotiations to resolve grievances against the British, Hyder Ali opened hostilities by laying waste the countryside around Vellore and Madras. The Treaty of Mangalore was signed on 11 March 1784 restoring the situation to that before the war. It was considered a humiliation by the British.


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
William Baillie (?-1782)
David Baird (1757-1829)
John Campbell (1754-1801)
Barry Close (1756-1813)
Eyre Coote (1726-1783)
Edward Hughes (1720-1794)
Hyder Ali (1717 or 22-1782)
Norman MacLeod (1754-1801)
Hector Munro (1726-1805)
Joseph Smith (1733?-1790)
Pierre Andre de Suffrein (1726-1788)
Tippoo Sultan (1753-1799)
John Samuel Torriano (1750-1825)

Related articles

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

Siege of Tellicherry 30 Dec 1779-18 Jan 1782
Battle of Pollilore 10 September 1780
Surrender of Arcot 31 Oct 1780
Battle of Porto Novo 1 July 1781
Battle of Pollilore 27 August 1781
Battle of Sholingur 27 September 1781
Loss of Cuddalore 4 April 1782
Battle of Arnee 2- 8 June 1782
Capture and Defence of Onore 5 Jan 1783-28 Mar 1784
Capture of Annantpore 12 February 1783
Battle of Bednore 28 April 1783
Siege of Mangalore 18 May 1783-30 Jan 1784
Battle of Cuddalore 20 June 1783
Capture of Cannanore 14 December 1783

FIBIS resources

  • "Searching for Gopal Drooge and the Murder of Captain William Richardson" by Tim Willasey- Wilsey FIBIS Journal Number 31 (Spring 2014) pages 16-25. For access, see FIBIS Journals
Gopal Drooge is identified as the modern Kabbal Durga. The murders took place in September 1783 when thirteen officers from the Bombay Army, including Captain Richardson of the 3rd Bombay Sepoys and four officers from the British Army were killed on the orders of Tipu Sultan.

Recommended reading

  • When the Tiger Fought the Thistle – The Tragedy of Colonel William Baillie of the Madras Army by Alan Tritton 2013. Review by Peter Bailey in FIBIS Journal Number 31 (Spring 2014), page 55. For access, see FIBIS Journals

External Links

War Chronology Google Books
Mysore Wars Heritage History
Anglo-Mysore Wars Wars Wikipedia
2nd Mysore War 1780-84 Wikipedia
Joppen Historical Maps - Hyder's Dominions 1780 www.columbia.edu
Map to illustrate the 4 Mysore Wars www.columbia.edu
Captain Carpenter and his operations around Rajahmundroog, 1783 from Nick Balmer’s Griffins and Sepoys

Historical books online