Capture of Shimoga

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Capture of Shimoga
Part of the Third Anglo-Mysore War
Date 29 December 1791 – 3 January 1792
Location Shimoga, Kingdom of Mysore
Result Maratha-British victory
Belligerents
Maratha Empire
East India Company
Mysore
Commanders and leaders
Purseram Bhow
John Little
Reza Sahib

The Capture of Shimoga, a town and fortress held by forces of the Kingdom of Mysore, occurred on 3 January 1792 after a preliminary battle with the attacking forces of the British East India Company and the Marathas not far from the town on 29 December had scattered much of its defending army. The defenders surrendered after the fort's walls were breached. The battle was part of a campaign during the Third Anglo-Mysore War by Maratha leader Purseram Bhow to recover Maratha territories taken by Hyder Ali in an earlier conflict between Mysore and the Marathas. By the end of the siege Reza Sahib a leading Mysore commander was among the captured.

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