Siege of Deeg

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The Siege of Deeg (11–24 December 1804) was a siege of the main fortress at Deeg, now in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, India, then within the Maratha Empire. Forces of the British East India Company, led by General Lake, successfully captured the fort from its Marathan defenders.

The siege started on 20 Nov., the bombardment on 13 Dec., and a breach made at Shahburz, a salient on the southwest side of the fort, on 23 Dec. A three-pronged attack took place that night and the Marathas retreated to Bharatpur on the 24th. The British suffered 227 casualties.[1]

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  1. ^ Naravane, M.S. (2014). Battles of the Honorourable East India Company. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. p. 93. ISBN 9788131300343.