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William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836)

Order of battle of the Indian army, 1791

PLAN of the ORDER of BATTLE of the ARMY Commanded by EARL CORNWALLIS, May 2.d 1791 1792

Engraving; printed on paper; hand-coloured | 23.1 x 17.0 cm (image) | RCIN 735002.2

An order of battle of the British army in India, commanded by Charles, First Marquess Cornwallis (31 December 1738-5 October 1805), Governor-General of India, 2 May 1791. Third Anglo-Mysore War (1789-1792)

This appears to be the order of battle that may have been current at the time of the Battle of Seringapatam (15 May 1791). The Second in Command is listed as Major General Medows; the Left Wing was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Maxwell, and the Right Wing by Lieutenant-Colonel Stuart; the Artillery was under the command of Colonel Duff. Brigade and Company commanders are named, as are Staff Officers, Aides-de-Camp and Majors of Brigade and their Quartermasters. The regimental rectangles appear to be coloured according to the uniforms of each.

Bound in with the order of battle are a printed account of the operations of the British army in India in 1791 (RCIN 735002.1), and a sketch of the positions of the British army at Seringapatam on 15 May 1791 (RCIN 735002.3).

  • William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836) (publisher) [no authority statement on printed Narrative; bottom centre of RCIN 735002.3:] London Publish’d by W: Faden Geographer to the King, Charing Cross, March 1792

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 23.1 x 17.0 cm (image)

    25.5 x 20.0 cm (platemark)

    26.3 x 20.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN of the ORDER of BATTLE of the ARMY Commanded by EARL CORNWALLIS, May 2.d 1791. [facing title page (RCIN 735002.1)]



    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Narrative of the Operations of the British Army in India from the of April to the of July 1791: with a particular Account and a Plan of the Action of the of May near Seringapatam, and the Order of Battle of the Army commanded by Earl Cornwallis on the 2.d of May 1791: published by Faden, 1792. (V.5.p 179). [The same entry appears under the headings Hindoostan and Seringapatam.]

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

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