Fort St David 1746-48

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Fort St David 1746-48
Part of 1st Carnatic War
Date: 1746-1748
Location: Fort St David, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 11.741357°N 79.78214°E
Result: British victory
East India Company French
Admiral Thomas Griffin Joseph-Francois Dupleix

This was an event during the 1st Carnatic War


When Madras was occupied by the French following the Loss of Fort St George, the British were left with their other stronghold on the Coromandel coast. Fort St David at Cuddalore had a garrison of about 200 European soldiers. A number of the captives in Madras including Robert Clive had escaped there. The French made a several attempts to attack the fort in the next two years.. At the Battle of the Governor's House they were repulsed by the Nawab of Arcot but he was bribed to change sides. It was only when the Nawab sided once more with the British that they were able to mount their own attack and undertake the abortive Siege of Pondicherry. Hostilities ceased when The Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle ended the war in Europe and Madras was returned to the British.

External Links

Account of the attacks on Fort St David Google Books