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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

British Army Surrounding Almora City

History British Campaign for Capturing Kumaon -32

Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -245
            History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -773          
                                                           
                                         By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Student)

                                 Cooperation from Kumaonis
                           Kumaonis started cooperating with British before the war began. Kumaon people were ready to help British by all means for freeing them from Gurkha/Nepalese rule. Harsh Dev Joshi helped British in getting Kumaonis cooperation. Kumaonis became road guides for British army. British army paid attention in luring Kumaoni Brahmins as they were influential in getting support from the people.
  When British army reached to Katarmal and Nepalese soldiers ran away from Kumpur, By March 1815, 300  Kumaoni soldiers left from Nepalese army and returned to their respective villages.
  Bamshah had around 1000 Nepalese soldiers for defending Almora city
              British army Surrounding Almora City                                                  
              By capturing Katarmal, W.L Gardner cut the west Almora communication line of Nepalese army.  Gardner surrounded Almora city and waited for regular Army led by Nicolas reached to Almora. Nearby Kumaonis from villages started helping British army with enthusiasm. Spy and ex soldiers reported that there was shortage of food in Nepalese army camp in Almora. Bam Shah ordered non army personnel for vacating Almora city.
  Governor General appreciated the deeds of Lieutenant Colonel Gardner.

From writings of B D Pande, Atkinson, Preamble, Sanwal, Saxsena,  Fraser etc) 
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com 13/4/2016
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -774
*** History of Gorkha/Gurkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun,
Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) to be continued in next chapter
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
XX                    Reference           
                 
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History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Garhwal, Kumaon, Uttarakhand Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Pauri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar Kumaon, Uttarakhand Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; Sirmour Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Chamoli Garhwal, Nainital Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Kangara Himachal Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Rudraprayag Garhwal, Almora Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Baghat Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Tehri Garhwal, Champawat Kumaon, Uttarakhand Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; Punar Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Uttarkashi Garhwal, Bageshwar Kumaon, Uttarakhand;  Nahan Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Dehradun Garhwal, Pithoragarh Kumaon, Uttarakhand; History Himachal Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal;  History of Nepal, History of Doti Nepal, History of Gurkha regime
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