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After this humiliating defeat, the Raja hastened to disavow any connection with the attack, and to express his regret for what had occurred. His troops and guns were withdrawn from the Sitabaldi side of the city.  During the following days various detachments of Troops came to the assistance of the Resident, until the Nagpur force included two regiments of native cavalry, Madras artillery and engineers, above five battalions of native infantry and eight companies of the 1st Royals      The regent of the 15th December demanded the unconditional surrender of the Raja, and the disbandment of his troops. Till four o’clock on the following morning was given for consideration. On the same afternoon all the stores, baggage, and women were sent to the Sitabaldi hill under guard of the troops who had previously so gallantly defended that position. At dawn on the morning of the 16th the English troops took position, having their left on the Nag Nadi, with the cavalry on their right on the open ground towards Anjni. At nine o’clock Appa Sahib surrendered, but when the British advanced to take possession of the guns, a cannonade was opened upon them. The line was in consequence immediately formed and the guns were stormed and taken, with 144 casualties on the British side. The action took place over the ground lying between the present jail building and the Sakardara gardens, where the Maratha guns were places. The Maratha were completely routed and lost their whole camp with forty elephants and 63 guns. The Maratha chiefs, who had not surrendered, being deprived of Appa Sahib’s authority, lost all control over their scattered forces which now dispersed about the country. One of his principal officers went off to Sholapur and joined Baji Rao Peshwa. Another with the Arabs retired into the fort and city of Nagpur which still held out.  An attempt was made on the 24th December to obtain possession of the city by storming the juma Darwaza. This was not strongly fortified, but was defended by the Arabs posted with matchlocks in small bodies in the houses or each side of it. The gateway was breached by artillery, and on the morning of the 24th, during heavy rain, a small storming party attempted to enter it. The breach was gained, but the severe fire of the Arabs prevented the party from advancing and they were eventually compelled to retire. Simultaneous attacks were made on the Tulsi Bag and other positions and the former was carried, but the failure to affect a lodgment in the breach rendered it useless to continue the action at other points and eventually the whole of the troops retired with 307 casualties.

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