Battle of Zhangjiawan
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|Battle of Zhangjiawan|
|Part of Second Opium War|
Cousin-Montauban leading French forces during the 1860 campaign.
| United Kingdom
|Commanders and leaders|
James Hope Grant
Charles Guillaume Cousin-Montauban
|Casualties and losses|
|British: - 20 killed
French: 15 killed
|1,500 killed, 80 cannons lost|
The combined Anglo-French force which had recently occupied Tianjin engaged a Chinese army numbering some 30,000-strong at Zhangjiawan. British cavalry won a battle against Mongolian cavalry, French infantry crushed the defence of Chinese troops, and British-French artillery inflicting massive losses on the Chinese Qing army.
Infantry was the worst part of Qing army, hence Qing command-in-chief Sengge Rinchen decided to give another battle and use his cavalry to crush British-French forces. Battle of Palikao took place three days later.