Occupation of Colombo

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Occupation of Colombo
Part of War against Dutch in Ceylon
Date: 12 February 1796
Location: Colombo, Ceylon
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 6.9344763°N 79.842756°E
Result: British occupation
East India Company Dutch
Maj-Gen James Stuart
2,298 European troops
4,197 Native troops
Garrison: 3,125 all ranks with 260 guns and mortars

This was an event during the War against Dutch in Ceylon

British Forces

Maj-Gen James Stuart commanding

Total 2,298 Europeans and 4,197 native troops

External Links

Historical Books on-line

Frontier and Overseas Expeditions from India Vol VI by Intelligence Branch Army HQ India 1911 - Military Operations against the Dutch archive.org