Siege of Sherpur Cantonment

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Siege of Sherpur Cantonment
Part of 2nd Afghan War 1878-80
Date: 15-23 December 1879
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Presidency: not in British India
Co-ordinates: 34.528306°N 69.172341°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
Lt Gen Frederick Roberts Mohammed Jan
7,000 British and Indians 50,000 tribesmen
33 3,000

See also Battle of Kabul

External Links

2nd Afghan War 1878-80 The British Empire
2nd Anglo-Afghan War Garen Ewing website
Regiments in the 2nd Afghan War Garen Ewing website
The Battle of Kabul 1879
Siege of Sherpur Cantonment Wikipedia

Historical books on-line

Forty-one Years in India from Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief by Field Marshal Lord Roberts od Kandahar 1900 Plan of the defences of Sherpur

Recommended Reading

"Road to Kabul" by Brian Robson 1986 ISBN 1862271968

General Roberts' March to Kabul

Actions fought on this march:
Charasia – Killa Kazee – Takht-I-Shah – Asmai Heights – Siege of Sherpur Cantonment – Kabul

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