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Buxar was the location of an ancient fort, commanding the reaches of the Ganges, in a position of strategic importance. The land around the fort was used as a cantonment from 1770 to 1842.

C 1834[1] it was the one of the four locations of invalided European Veterans in Bengal (the others being Chunar, Monghyr and Moorshedabad). These men probably belonged to a Veterans' Battalion, similar to the Carnatic European Veteran Battalion in Madras Presidency.

After the land around the fort ceased being used as a cantonment, it was handed over to the Stud Department. Later, in 1875, the land was handed over to civil authorities.


Battle of Buxar

External links


  1. "Mofussil Stations: No XII - Monghyr" page 119 The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, Volume 14, New Series May-August 1834. Google Books