Siege of Coimbatore

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The Siege of Coimbatore was a siege conducted by forces of the Kingdom of Mysore against a garrison of British East India Company and Travancore troops holding the fortress at Coimbatore in southern India during the Third Anglo-Mysore War.[1] The siege began in May 1791, and one attempt to storm the fort was repulsed on 11 June, after which the garrison of Lieutenant Colonel John Chalmers was reinforced, and a larger Mysorean force was brought against it. The garrison eventually surrendered on 2 November. Tipu Sultan broke the terms of the surrender, and held the garrison's commanding officers prisoner.


  1. ^ Naravane, M.S. (2014). Battles of the Honorourable East India Company. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. p. 177. ISBN 9788131300343.