Description and plan of the Battle of Sobraon; 1846
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This description and plan of the Battle of Sobraon was exhibited at the Panorama, Leicester Square in 1846. Sobraon was the decisive battle in the first Anglo-Sikh War of 1845-46. After the death of the Sikh ruler Maharajah Ranjit Singh, the Sikh army held power in the Punjab. The Sikhs invaded British India by crossing the Sutlej River in the Punjab. At Sobraon, 10,000 Sikh and over 2,000 British soldiers died during the ensuing artillery battle. The British then occupied much Sikh territory and forced the Sikh army to reduce its numbers.
1846 AD - 1846 AD