Siege of Jellalabad
War: First Afghan War
Date: 12th November 1841 to 13th April 1842.
Place: North Eastern Afghanistan.
Combatants: British and Indian troops of the Bengal Army and soldiers of the army of Shah Shuja against Afghans and Ghilzai tribesmen..
Generals: Brigadier Sir Robert Sale against Ameer Akbar Khan.
Size of the armies: 1,500 British and Indian troops against 5,000Afghans.
Uniforms, arms and equipment:
The British infantry, wearing cut away red jackets, white trousers and shako hats, were armed with the old Brown Bess musket and bayonet. The Indian infantry were similarly armed and uniformed.
The Afghans and Ghilzai tribesmen carried swords and jezail, long barrelled muskets.
Winner: The British and Indian Army under Brigadier Sir Robert Sale.
35th Bengal Native Infantry.
1 Squadron of Skinner’s Horse.
Shah Shujah’s Sappers.