The Battle of Chillianwallah, 13th Jan 1849

The battle of Chillianwallah was a desperately close battle. The Sikhs stayed on the defensive hoping that their artillery and firepower would prevail. A reckless charge by the 24th into 20 Sikh field guns helped the unit to 50% casualties and the death of its Lieutenant Colonel and his son. The unit was learning the hard way that the bullet was replacing the bayonet charge.

Regimental details


by Stephen Luscombe