In 1843, he fell a victim to the army panchayats` general dislike of European officers, and left Lahore the following year to take up service under Raja Gulab Singh. He remained in Jammu until 1851 when he was replaced by an Indian commander. Angry and humiliated, he returned to Europe. Steinbach was a man of literary taste and had command of the English language as well as of German. He wrote in English a book. The Punjaub, being a brief account of the country of the Sikhs, which was published in London in 1845.
1. Grey, C., and Garrett, H.L.O., European Adventurers of Northern India. Lahore, 1929