The Battle of Sultanpet Tope was fought on 6 April 1799 between forces of the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Mysore during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War. The British forces, led by Colonel Arthur Wellesley, failed to gain a critical position outside Seringapatam due to stiff Mysorean resistance and their effective use of rocket artillery. Colonel Wellesley suffered a minor injury and was very nearly captured; this did not prevent him from successfully taking the position the next day. The Siege of Seringapatam began immediately thereafter.
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- Bowring, Lewin (1899). Haidar Alí and Tipú Sultán, and the Struggle with the Musalmán Powers of the South. Oxford: Clarendon Press. OCLC 11827326. http://books.google.com/books?id=x604AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA194#v=onepage.
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