Battle of Dharoor

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Battle of Dharoor
Part of Disturbances in Berar
Date: 4 February 1851
Location: Dharur, Andra Pradesh
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 17.317136°N 77.742063°E
Result: Capture of fort
Hyderabad Contingent Rohillas & Arabs
Brigadier William Beatson

Brigadier William Beatson was commander of the Nizam of Hyderabad's cavalry which was part of the Hyderabad Contingent consisting of 9,000 cavalry and 6,000 infantry under British officers. He was responsible for the suppression of rebellions by Rohilla & Arab insurgents in Berar. At Dharoor Fort 141 prisoners including 127 Afghans had overpowered the Nizam's garrison and taken possession. Beaston's force laid siege, breached the walls and obtained their surrender.

Field Force

  • 2nd Nizam's Cavalry
  • Two squadrons 4th Nizam's Cavalry
  • One squadron 5th Nizam's Cavalry
  • Three companies 4th Nizam's Infantry
  • Four companies 5th Nizam's Infantry
  • 6th Nizam's Infantry
  • Two 18-pounder guns
  • Two 8 inch mortars
  • One 8 inch howitzer
  • Three 6-pounder guns
  • One 12-pounder howitzer

Mentioned in Resident's Despatch

Captain Loyd (artilllery officer & engineer)
Superintending Surgeon Geddes
Superintending Surgeon Riddell
Mr F.Soutir

External Links

Capture of Daroor Google Books