Battle of Maidan 1842

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Battle of Maidan 1842
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 15 September 1842
Location: Meydan Shahr, Vardak Province, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.449971°N 68.783466°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
General Sir William Nott Shams-ud-Din
12,000 men

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


As General Nott approached Kabul there was a further confrontation with the forces of Shams-ud-Din. There was a running engagement during the march to Maidan valley. Artillery fire finally deterred the enemy who withdrew. The remainder of the route to Kabul was unmolested.

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
History of the War in Afghanistan Google Books
Sir Willliam Nott Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Historical books on-line

Recollections of four years' service in the East with H.M. Fortieth regiment by J Martin Bladen Neill 1845 Capt Neill's Account Google Books
Narrative of services in Beloochistan & Affghanistan in the years 1840, 1841 & 1842 by Col Louis Robert Stacy 1848 Colonel Stacy's Account, General Knott's Despatch Google Books