This Day in History: 1826-01-15

The Sirmoor Battalion exploited a breach in the defences of Bhurtpoor caused by the detonation of huge mine. The fortress was held by Jat, Pathan and Rajput rebels under Doorjan Sal and eventually fell on 18th January 1826.  Click here for a more detailed description of the campaign and pictures of Bhurtpoor and the medal awarded to those who attacked it.