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The Bluejackets Periods Victorian first anglo-Sikh war

first anglo-Sikh war




Battle of Mudki

Dec 18, 1845

The British army had camped at Mudki. Their cooking fires where spotted by Sikh scouts who reported back to their Army, which reached them and opened fire in late evening. British artillery replied as the Sikh cavalry tried to get around the flank. British light dragoons charged the Sikh artillery and managed to put them out of action while the British cavalry advanced. Darkness had fallen by the time they managed to drive the Sikhs away.

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Battle of Ferozeshah, Day 1

Dec 21, 1845 3PM

Gough's army advanced from Ferozeshah and spotted the Sikh encampment, but waited until 3:30pm to attack. This began with an artillery bombardment to cover the British advance. The British fire was not very effective as Sikhs were well dug in and had much heavier guns. They managed to reach the Sikh battery as night fell, with fighting continued until midnight.

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Battle of Ferozeshah, Day 2

Dec 22, 1845 1AM

As dawn broke the British found that they held most of the Sikh camp, much to their surprise. They managed to push the Sikhs from the field, only for Sikh reenforcements to arrive. This looked likely to overwhelm them, until the Sikh commander mistook a withdrawal of the British artillery as an attempt at outflanking him and withdrew his forces.

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Battle of Sobraon

Feb 10, 1846

despite the lines being broken at several points the Sikh soldiers fight on without even a thought of surrender, even after their retreat route is destroyed

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The British Army Crosses Sutlej River

Feb 11, 1846

The British army crosses Sutlej River

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British Approach Lahore

Feb 13, 1846

The British army is within 30 miles of Lahore

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Treaty of Lahore

Mar 09, 1846

The Treaty of Lahore treated ended the First Anglo-Sikh War

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Timelines of the participants of First Anglo-Sikh War

The timeline of First Anglo-Sikh War itself is coloured blue

first anglo-Sikh war