Battle of Baba Wullee 1880

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Also known as the Battle of Kandahar

Battle of Baba Wullee 1880
Part of 2nd Afghan War 1878-80
Date: 1 September 1880
Location: Argandab, Kandahar, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 31.647689°N 65.671617°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
Lieut General Frederick Roberts Ayub Khan
11,000 troops
32 guns
13,000 Afghan regulars & tribesmen
248 killed & wounded 2,500 killed
Baba Wali Battle Plan

The Order of Battle of the Kabul-Kandahar Field Force

Commander in Chief Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Roberts VC. KCB
Cavalry Brigade commanded by Brigadier General Hugh Gough VC CB

Artillery Brigade commanded by Colonel Alured Johnson
3 batteries Mountain Artillery

Infantry Division commanded by Maj-Gen Sir John Ross KCB

Third Brigade commanded by Brigadier General Charles Metcalfe MacGregor CB

Kandahar Regiments

External Links

2nd Afghan War 1878-80 The British Empire
Battle of Baba Wali British Battles
Battle of Kandahar Wikipedia

Recommended Reading

"Road to Kabul" by Brian Robson 1986 ISBN 1862271968

General Roberts' March from Kabul to Kandahar

Actions fought on this march:
Maiwand – Baba Wullee (Kandahar)

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