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'Battle of Kirkee fought on the 5th Novr 1816 on which memorable occasion 4785 [sic] British troops defeated the Mahratta Army under the command of Lieut Col Charles Barton Burr'.

Aquatint by F C Lewis after J M Wright and Maj Sutherland, 1817.

The Battle of Kirkee (Khadki) took place during the 3rd Maratha War (1817-1818) on 5 November 1817. This engagement saw Peshwa Baji Rao II's 18,000 cavalry, 8000 infantry and 14 guns defeated by Colonel Charles Barton Burr's 2000 native troops and 800 British soldiers from the 65th Regiment of Foot and Bombay Europeans.

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NAM. 1971-02-33-219-1


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