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Battle of Moodkee

Source: british battles

HM 31st Foot attacking the Sikh line during the Battle of Moodkee.

General Gough’s hard won victory over the Sikh army
of Lal Singh; the opening battle of the First Sikh War.

War: First Sikh War.

Date: 18th December 1845.

Place: On the south bank of the Sutlej River in the Punjab in North West India.

Combatants: British troops and Indian troops of the Bengal Presidency against Sikhs of the Khalsa, the army of the Punjab.

Generals: Major General Sir Hugh Gough and General Sir Henry Hardinge, the Governor General of Bengal, against Lal Singh.

Size of the armies: A British and Bengal army of 12,000 troops and 42 guns against a Sikh army of 10,000 cavalry, 4,000 infantry and 22 guns.

The image is titled “Sikh Guns at Windsor Castle, England.”

The print is a half-page illustration from an 1854 issue of the weekly illustrated Boston newspaper “Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion.”

Source: ebay

British captured sikh guns

Commemorative stamp First war of independence

Source: BBC
a commemorative postal stamp which depicts the first First war of Independence as happening in the fort in the town of Vellore, 130km (80 miles) from the state capital Madras.