Siege of Adoni

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Siege of Adoni
Date1786
Location
Adoni
Result Mysore Victory[1]
Belligerents
Kingdom of Mysore
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svgHaripant
Mushir-ul-Mulk
Tipu Sultan
Strength
40,000 Maratha cavalry[1]
30,000 Nizam cavalry and soldiers[1]
20,000

The Siege of Adoni occurred between the forces of Tipu Sultan of the Kingdom of Mysore and the Maratha Empire allied with the Nizam of Hyderabad.[1] Tipu Sultan surprised Haripant when he decided to advance for Adoni.[1] A group of Maratha and Nizam forces moved towards Adoni to provide relief. On 20 May, Tipu Sultan had annihilated the peth of Adoni and had devastated and inflicted immense losses on Adoni's cavalry. On 29 June, Tipu took the fort by surprise and "without firing a shot."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Sailendra Nath Sen, Anglo-Maratha Relations, 1785-96, Volume 2, p. 53,54