Battle: Ferozeshah War: First Sikh War. Date of the Battle of Ferozeshah: 22nd December 1845. Place of the Battle of Ferozeshah: In the Punjab in north west of India. Combatants at the Battle of Ferozeshah: British troops and Indian troops of the Bengal Presidency against Sikhs of the Khalsa, the army of Punjab. Commanders at the Battle of Ferozeshah. Major General Sir Hugh Gough and General Sir Henry Hardinge against Lal Singh and Tej Singh. Size of the armies at the Battle of Ferozeshah: A British and Bengal army of 18,000 men, 63 guns and 2 Howitzers against a Sikh army initially of Lal Singh’s force of 10,000 cavalry, 4,000 infantry, and 22 guns, joined by Tej Singh’s troops from Ferozepore of 30,000 men and 150 guns, (including many heavy calibre). The Sikh army contained a force of religious warriors called the Akalis.
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