Battle of Bemaru

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Battle of Bemaru
Part of Category:1st Afghan War
Date: 23 November 1841
Location: Bemaru, Kabul, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.542196°N 69.200594°E
Result: British defeat
British & Indians Afghans
Brigadier John Shelton

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article Kabul Uprising


The Afghans in the village of Bemaru north of the cantonment were in the habit of harassing foraging parties. Brig Shelton took a contingent and occupied the hill overlooking the village but an attempt to storm its defences was mishandled. The enemy occupied adjacent heights. Outnumbered and in danger of being cut off, Shelton was forced to withdraw to the cantonment.

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