|Battle of Delhi|
|Part of the Second Anglo-Maratha War|
|British East India Company||Maratha Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Gerard Lake||Louis Bourquin|
|Casualties and losses|
|estimated 484 men killed or wounded.||estimated 3,000 killed or wounded|
The Battle of Delhi took place on 11 September 1803 during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia's army under General Louis Bourquin. The battle was fought at Patparganj, right across Yamuna River from Humayun's Tomb, also giving the battle its local name.
The Marathas occupied a strong position with the Jumna in their rear, and Lake, feigning a retreat, drew them from their lines, and then turning upon them drove them with the bayonet into the river, inflicting more losses upon them. The city of Delhi surrendered three days later.
A monument was later erected at the site in Patparganj, marked out by a surrounding ditch, commemorating Cornet Sanguine and British soldiers who fell during the battle.
- Fanshawe, p. 232.
- Jadunath Sarkar (1992). Fall Of The Mughal Empire Vol.5 (1789-1803). Orient Blackswan. p. 245. ISBN 0861317491. http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ViSYYQZZWEcC&pg=PA245&dq=patparganj&hl=en&ei=OpB0TuyDO8LOrQfGhM3AAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CEsQ6AEwBzgU#v=onepage&q=patparganj&f=false.
- Fanshawe, Herbert Charles. Delhi past and present p. 68
- Marshman, John Clark. The History of India, from the earliest period to the close Lord Dalhousie's administration, Volume 2
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