second anglo-Sikh war
second anglo-Sikh war

The Bluejackets Periods Victorian second anglo-Sikh war

second anglo-Sikh war




The Punjab is Annexed

Apr 02, 1848

The Punjab is annexed to British territory

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Location: India



Battle of Ramnagar

Nov 22, 1848

British forces move across the Chenab crossing near Ramnagar. British cavalry drove the Sikhs back across the river, but as they do Sikh artillery opens fire from concealed positions on the cavalry that had become bogged down in soft sand. This soft sand stopped British artillery from getting into position and every British attack was repulsed.

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Location: India



Battle of Chillianwala

Jan 13, 1849

The left hand brigade took their assigned position and was able to push around behind the Sikhs' centre. The right hand brigades, however, attempted to attack the Sikh artillery through thick jungle. The Sikhs met them with volleys of grapeshot. Some troops did reach the Sikh line, but where fought off and the Queen's Colour was lost. With darkness falling and some of his formations facing encirclement Gough ordered a withdrawal back to his starting positions. Sher Singh withdrew to the north, with the British withdrawing a few days later.

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Location: India



Battle of Gujarat

Feb 21, 1849

Sher Singh had withdrawn his army to Gujrat and prepared a defensive position. The Sikh artillery opened fire as soon as the British advanced and revealed their positions. The British opened up with a counter barrage that lasted 3 hours until the Sikh gunners were forced to abandon their position. The British then advanced on the Sikh infantry, bringing their own artillery up behind them to maintain covering fire until the Sikhs broke.

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Location: India



Sher Singh Attariwalla Surrenders

Mar 12, 1849

Sher Singh Attariwalla and his army surrenders to the British and is disbanded

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Timelines of the participants of Second Anglo-Sikh War

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

second anglo-Sikh war