Siege of Goorumconda

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The Siege of Goorumconda (15 September – 25 December 1791) was a series of conflicts fought at Goorumconda, a hill fort northeast of Bangalore, during the Third Anglo-Mysore War. An army of the Nizam of Hyderabad, assisted by British East India Company forces, captured the outer works of the town on 20 November, after a one-month siege. Following this, the British troops, which had stormed the works, turned the town over to a detachment of the Nizam's troops. These were surprised and slaughtered by a detachment of Mysorean troops led by Tipu Sultan's son on 20 November, who resupplied the fort. The works were again captured by the British on 25 December.