Battle of Mallavelly, 1799
Coloured aquatint by J C Stadler after William Heath, published by Thomas Tegg, 1 April 1818. Illustration for a narrative poem by Dr Syntax, 1818.
The Battle of Mallavelly took place on 27 March 1799 during the 4th Mysore War (1799). Tipu Sultan's army made a half-hearted stand against the British and their ally, the Nizam of Hyderabad. Tipu's men were forced back towards Seringapatam where they were soon besieged by their enemies.
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