Oriental Scenery/Part 3/Plate 12

No. XII.


Ryacotta is one of the highest and strongest hill forts of the Barramah'l; it was taken in Earl Cornwallis's third campaign against the late Tippoo Sultaun in July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, by Major Gowdie, who soon carrying by assault the lower works which enclosed the Pettah; the Killedar, after a slight resistance, "gave up this lofty spacious fort, which ought to have yielded only to famine and a tedious blockade."[1]

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Ryacotta, in the Barramah'l.

  1. Vide Major Dirom's Narrative of the Campaign in India.