Cannon Ball used in Anglo-Gurkha War remains as Collector’s item
azzayindia | December 1, 2008 at 07:48 amby
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Mussoorie: 30 Nov: A piece of a cannon ball used in the Anglo-Gurkha war on 30 November 1814 that has been kept intact with the expert and eminent historian of this town, Gopal Bhardwaj, is a great reminder of the Fierce Battle fought in Fort Kalanga also known as Battle of Nalla Pani, Dehradun between the British and Gurkhas (1814-1816).
According to Gopal Bhardwaj, the 18 pound cannon balls which destroyed the fortress of the Gurkhas at Kalanga was the major weapon used as the last resort and it saved the grace for the British against the Gurkhas. Speaking about the piece of the cannon ball, he said it was discovered by the Late Henry Keelen in 1969, a resident of Mussoorie and handed over to him a few years ago by a family member.
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