Oriental Scenery/Part 3/Plate 14

No. XIV.

OUSOOR, IN THE MYSORE.

The fort of Ousoor in the Mysore country, is built on tolerably even ground, though considerably elevated. The town is surrounded by an almost impenetrable hedge; the outer works of the fort are constructed much in the European manner, and were undergoing such repairs and additions as would have made it a very strong place, when it was taken without much resistance by Major Gowdie in July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, during the third campaign of Earl Comwallis.[1] This view was drawn from an eminence south of the fort.

Ousoor is about twenty miles distant from Bangalore.

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Ousoor, in the Mysore.

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