Actions at Mazeena

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Actions at Mazeena
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 24 & 26 July 1842
Location: Mazinah, Shinwar District,
Nangahar Province, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.2092°N 70.4861°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Shinwari tribesmen
Brig Gen Monteath
24 July 5 killed & 27 wounded
26 July 6 killed & 24 wounded

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article The Army of Retribution March to Kabul


These were skirmishes during the Raid on the Shinwarree Valley. On 24 July a reconnoitring party skirmished with the Shinwari tribesmen. On 26 July a larger force with artillery engaged the enemy with more success.

British Force

Reconnoitring Party

Field Detachment

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
Action at Mazeena Google Books
Monteath's Despatch Google Books

Historical books on-line

Journal of the Affghan War in 1842 - Actions at Mazeena by Lieut Edward William Bray 1865 (Google Books)