Battle of Tazee

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Battle of Tazee
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 16 May 1840
Location: Tazee, near Nauruk, Zabul Province, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 32.3094°N 67.2036°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Ghilzai tribesmen
Captain W. Anderson
1,200 2,500

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article General Nott at Kandahar


Ghilzai tribesmen threatened to cut communications between Kabul and Kandahar and they were confronted by a force sent by Maj Gen Sir William Nott . The initial party under Capt A W Taylor was reinforced by a detachment under Capt W Anderson. They united at Naurak and confronted the Ghilzais at Tazee on 16 May.

Field Force

Taylor's Detachment

  • Two rissalahs Shah's Cavalry
  • A party of Bengal Local Horse under Lieut Walker
  • Detachment of Infantry under Capt Codington

Anderson's Detachment

  • HM 5th Regiment under Capt Woodburn
  • 2nd Troop Horse Artillery (4 guns)

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
Battle of Tazee Google Books
Battle of Tazee Google Books

Historical books on-line

Memoirs and Corresponence of Major-General Sir William Nott GCB Vol I - Action at Tazee by J H Stocqueler 1854 (] by J H Stocqueler 1854 (Google Books)