Battle of Farrukhabad
|Battle of Farrukhabad|
|Part of the Second Anglo-Maratha War|
|Maratha Empire||British East India Company|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Maharaja Yashwantrao Holkar||Gerard Lake|
The Battle of Farrukhabad (14 November 1804) was an engagement during the Second Anglo-Maratha War between forces of the British East India Company and those of Maharaja Yashwantrao Holkar of the Maratha Empire.
The battle took place at Farrukhabad in what is now Uttar Pradesh, India.[a] The Company's forces, led by General Gerard Lake, surprised Holkar's forces after making forced marches of more than 60 miles (97 km) in the preceding 24 hours.
Lake "...attacked the Maratha camp where the soldiers were still sleeping off the effects of the previous night's revelry." Holkar himself very narrowly escaped capture in the rout.
- It is also known as the Battle of Fatehgarh after the town of Fatehgarh which is the administrative headquarters of the district and at that time contained a fort with military significance.
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