Ferozeshah Map


General Sir John Littler's division, on the left of the line, arrived late after a forced march and had to go straight into the battle while the remainder of the army of the army had rested and refreshed themselves with a meal. Sir Henry Hardinge's division is in the centre, in front of the 5th Bengal Native Cavalry and Governor General's Bodyguard led by Sir Hugh Gough's nephew, J B Gough. White's cavalry consisted of the 4th Bengal Native Cavalry, the 9th Bengal Irregular Cavalry, and the 3rd Light Dragoons. This scheme of the battle shows a curve Sikh defence, apparently without guns. This contradicts the illustration of the Sikh fortified position which has them in a straight line. The curved formation is the more likely scenario.


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