Battle of Asmai Heights

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Battle of Asmai Heights
Part of 2nd Afghan War 1878-80
Date: 14 December 1879
Location: Asmai Heights, Kabul, Afghanistan
Presidency: not in British India
Co-ordinates: 34.551932°N 69.146323°E
Result: British withdrawal
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
Maj Gen Frederick Roberts
Lt Col Thomas Baker
Unknown tribal leaders
1,200 infantry
1 regiment of native cavalry
8 guns
8,000 tribesmen

Assault force

External Links

2nd Afghan War 1878-80 The British Empire
Assault on Asmai Heights Google Books
William Vousden's VC Wikipedia
Arthur Hammond' VC Wikipedia

Recommended Reading

"Road to Kabul" by Brian Robson 1986 ISBN 1862271968

General Roberts' March to Kabul

Actions fought on this march:
Charasia – Killa Kazee – Takht-I-Shah – Asmai Heights – Siege of Sherpur Cantonment – Kabul

General Browne's March from Peshawar to Gandamak – General Roberts' March to Ali Kheyl – General Stewart's March to Kandahar
General Roberts' March to Kabul – General Stewart's March to Kabul – General Roberts' March from Kabul to Kandahar
Part of the 2nd Afghan War