Battle of Benee Budam

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Battle of Benee Budam
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 14 September 1842
Location: Beni Badam, Maidanshar,
Vardak Province, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.0384297°N 68.837337°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
General Sir William Nott Shams-ud-Din Khan
12,000 men

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article Withdrawal from Afghanistan


As General Nott's army advanced following the occupation of Ghazni, they encountered Shums-ud-deen again with a large force on high ground. The 40th Regiment was sent to disperse the Afghans which they did succesfully.

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
Sir Willliam Nott Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Historical books on-line

Diary of a march through Sinde and Afghanistan by Rev I N Allen 1843 Reverend Allen's Account Google Books -
Recollections of four years' service in the East with H.M. Fortieth regiment by J Martin Bladen Neill 1845 Captain Neill's Account Google Books