Battle of Porto Novo

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Battle of Porto Novo
Part of 2nd Mysore War
Date: 1 July 1781
Location: Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu]
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 11.497241°N 79.755784°E
Result: British victory
Combatants
East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Commanders
Lt Gen Sir Eyre Coote Hyder Ali
Strength
8,476 40,000
Casualties

Biographies

Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
Eyre Coote (1726-83)
Hyder Ali (1717-1782)

External Links

Mysore Wars Heritage History
2nd Mysore War Wikipedia
Anglo-Mysore Wars Wikipedia
Battle of Porto Novo Google Books
Coote at Porto Novo Google Books
Battle of Porto Novo www.archive.org

Historical Books on-line

The Decisive Battles of India : from 1746 to 1849 inclusive - Porto Novo by Col G B Malleson 1914 (archive.org)
History of the Madras Army Vol II - Battle at Porto Novo by Lt-Col W J Wilson 1882 (archive.org)