This Day In History: 1826-01-18

Bhurtpore, India. After a 3-week siege, the Grenadier Company of the 59th Foot (later 2nd East Lancashires) leads the rest of the Regiment into and up the breach in the massive city walls caused by exploding a mine under them. After many hours of hand-to-hand fighting on the ramparts and in the streets, the city falls.