Battle of Argaon

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Battle of Argaon
Part of the Second Anglo-Maratha War
0188 Plan of the Battle of Argaum (1803).jpg
Plan of the Battle of Argaon
Date28 November 1803
LocationAdgaon, Akola District, India
21°11' N, 76°96' E
Result British victory
Belligerents
Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg British East India Company Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Confederacy
Commanders and leaders
Arthur Wellesley Raghoji II Bhonsle
Daulat Rao Scindia
Casualties and losses
345[1]

The Battle of Argaon (also known as Battle of Argaum) took place on 29 November 1803, between the British under the command of Major-General Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) and the forces of Bhonsle of Berar and Scindia of Gwalior.

Prelude[edit]

After Raghoji II Bhonsle and Daulat Rao Scindia was defeated at the Battle of Laswari, they moved off 28 November 1803.

Battle[edit]

The next day, three of Wellesley's battalions, which had previously fought well, broke and fled under a cannonade by the Marathas near Sirsoli, three miles south of Adgaon,[a] and the situation was for a time very serious for the British. Wellesley, however, succeeded in rallying them, and in the end defeated the Marathas, with the loss of all their guns and baggage.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Adgaon, known as Argaon during the British Raj
  1. ^ Naravane, M.S. (2014). Battles of the Honourable East India Company. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. pp. 71–72. ISBN 9788131300343. 
  2. ^ Gazetteer 2006.

References[edit]

  • "Adgaon", Akola District Gazetteer (online ed.), www.maharashtra.gov.in, December 2006 [1977], retrieved November 2014  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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