A military despatch from Mir Singh, a general in the Sikh khalsa army, to a British officer, Sir Paul [...], recovered by the British after the Battle of Gujarat, 1849 Punjab, early 1849

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A military despatch from Mir Singh, a general in the Sikh khalsa army, to a British officer, Sir Paul [...], recovered by the British after the Battle of Gujarat, 1849
Punjab, early 1849

Sold for £ 5,062 (US$ 6,647) inc. premium
A military despatch from Mir Singh, a general in the Sikh khalsa army, to a British officer, Sir Paul [...], recovered by the British after the Battle of Gujarat, 1849
Punjab, early 1849
Persian manuscript on paper, eight lines of text written in nasta'liq script in black ink, inscribed in the right-hand margin From the Seikh Camp at Goojrat, captured on the 21st Feby 1849, seal impression of Mir Singh verso
295 x 135 mm.

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  • The Battle of Gujarat, fought on the 21st February 1849, was the decisive battle of the Second Anglo-Sikh War, between Sikh forces and those of the East India Company. As a result of the defeat the Punjab was annexed and Maharajah Duleep Singh was deposed.
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