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Battle of Mudki

18 December 1845

After a full day's march, a British contingent numbering some 12000 men, were attacked by a strong, probing Sikh force of 10000 regular cavalry and 2500 infantry. With dusk fast approaching, there followed a short but fierce battle during which the British would suffer high casualties while the Sikhs would lose a large proportion of their artillery.

As darkness fell, the Sikh army withdrew under the threat of a larger British regiment and the gallant charge of the British Third Light Dragoons.