This Day in History: 1817-12-10

The Sirmoor Battalion joined the Reserve Division under General Ochterlony, part of the Grand Army operating against Amir Khan’s forces of Mahrattas and Pindaris camped outside Jeypur (Jaipur).  The Third Anglo-Maratha War continued until February the following year, resulting in a British victory and the loss of Mahratta independence.

General Sir David Ochterlony in 1816