Shah Shujaʿ Leaves Shikarpur and Marches Toward Qandahar Aided by the English Army
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[142c] On the eighteenth (sic-eighth) of Zihijjah 1255, corresponding to 22 February 1839, Sir William Hay Macnaghten was appointed wazir to Shah Shujaʿ as the representative of Auckland, the governor-general of India. The English regiments of infantry and cavalry with the shah now numbered some 9,300 men. With Macnaghten’s approval, the shah sent several detachments of horse and foot under the command of Prince Muhammad Timur towards Kabul via the Punjab and Peshawar while he himself left Shikarpur for Qandahar with the English army an…

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“Shah Shujaʿ Leaves Shikarpur and Marches Toward Qandahar Aided by the English Army”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 20 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000145>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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