Battle of Tezeen

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Battle of Tezeen
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 12 & 13 September 1842
Location: Tezin-e Khas, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.355556°N 69.555833°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
Maj Gen George Pollock Mohammad Akbar Khan
23 killed
130 wounded

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article The Army of Retribution March to Kabul


Both brigades of Pollock's army re-united at the valley of Tezeen where they were met by Akbar Khan and his forces from Kabul. The Afghans held the heights around the valley but a series of sorties drove them back and this victory left the way clear for the advance to Kabul.

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
General Pollock's Despatch Google Books

Historical books on-line

History of the War in Afghanistan Vol III (1841-1842) Battle at Tezeen by John William Kaye Revised Edition (1858)