Siege of Savendroog

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The Siege of Savendroog (also commonly spelled Sevendroog or Severndroog, but now known as Savandurga) was conducted by British East India Company forces under the command of General Charles Cornwallis in December 1791, during the Third Anglo-Mysore War. The fortress of Savendroog, held by forces of Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, and thought to be virtually impregnable, was successfully stormed on 22 December 1791 after less than three weeks of siege.

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