'Battle of Sobraon 10th February 1846. HM 10th, 53rd [and] 80th Regiments assaulting the Entrenchments and entering the enemy's camp (spiking a gun)', 1846
Coloured lithograph by W Kohler after L'Enfant Brothers, No 8 in the series 'War in the Punjab', published by William Spooner, 1845 (c)'.
The Battle of Sobraon (1846), fought on the banks of the River Sutlej during the 1st Sikh War (1845-1846). It was the decisive battle of the campaign and ended in a British victory. The Sikhs occupied an entrenched position and British and Indian troops advanced under intense artillery fire. Engineers eventually blew a breach in the fortifications, and British cavalry and horse artillery pushed through to engage the Sikhs in the centre of their position.
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