Battle of Ghazni 1842

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Battle of Ghazni 1842
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 6 September 1842
Location: Ghazni, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 33.549438°N 68.416483°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
General Sir William Nott Shumshoodeen, Governor of Ghazni

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


Having routed Shumsoodeen at Ghoaine, General Nott advanced to Ghazni. The surrounding heights were strongly occupied by the enemy but they were driven off and the tribesmen began to withdraw. The following day the city was occupied without a battle.

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
History of the War in Afghanistan Google Books
Capture of Ghazni Google Books
Maj Gen Sir William Nott ODNB

Historical books on-line

Recollections of four years' service in the East with H.M. Fortieth regiment... - Captain Neill's Account Google Books
History of the War in Afghanistan Vol II (1841-1842) - Storming Ghuznee by John William Kaye 1851 (Google Books)