Battle of Ramnuggar

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Battle of Ramnuggar
Part of 2nd Sikh War
Date: 22 November 1848
Location: Ramnagar, near Wazirabad, Punjab
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 32.441411°N 74.111882°E
Result: British victory
East India Company Sikh Empire
Maj-Gen Sir Hugh Gough Sher Singh Attariwalla
12,000 British & Indians
60 guns
20,000 Sikhs
50 guns
150 est. a few hundred


The Sikhs set their line of defence at the Chenab River. Hugh Gough led his army against them but his cavalry attack was repulsed. The Sikhs considered this a victory but then withdrew.

Army of the Punjab

Order of Battle at Ramnuggur
Commander in Chief: Maj-Gen Sir Hugh Gough

Cavalry Division
Brigadier-General Charles Cureton

  • 2nd Brigade: Brigadier Pope

1st Infantry Division
General Gilbert

  • 1st Brigade: Brigadier Mountain
  • 2nd Brigade: Brigadier Godby

2nd Infantry Division
General Joseph Thackwell

  • 2nd Brigade: Brigadier Hoggan


  • 6 horse batteries: Lane, Christie, Huish, Warner, Duncan and Fordyce.
  • 3 field batteries: Dawes, Kenleside and Austin.
  • 2 heavy batteries.

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Ramnagar
Variants: Ramnuggar/Ramnuggur/Ramnugger

External Links

2nd Anglo-Sikh War Sikhiwiki
2nd Sikh War Wikipedia
Battle of Ramnagar
Battle at Ramnagar Google Books
Generals' Despatches Google Books
Location of Ramnugger Google Books
Officers killed in the battle Stephen Lewis Website

Historical books on-line

Narrative of the Second Sikh War in 1848-49 by Edward Joseph Thackwell 1851 Battle of Ramnugger Google Books