|Battle of Condore|
|Part of Seven Years' War|
|British East India Company||French East India Company|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Lt. Col.Francis Forde||Marquis de Conflans|
2,600 British |
5,000 Indian Allies
6,500 French |
Large force of Indian Allies
The Battle of Condore took place near Masulipatam on 9 December 1758 during the Third Carnatic War, part of the Seven Years War. An Anglo-Indian force under the command of Colonel Francis Forde attacked and defeated a similarly sized French force under the command of Conflans, capturing all their baggage and artillery. The decisive British victory allowed them to lay siege to Masulipatam which they stormed on 25 January 1759.
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