Battle of Ordashu

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Battle of Ordashu
Part of Third Anglo-Ashanti War
Anglo-Ashanti war 2.jpg
A bush fight, Third Anglo-Ashanti War. The Graphic 1874
Date 4 February 1874
Location West Africa
Result British victory
United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag of Ashanti.svg Ashanti Empire
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Sir Garnet Wolseley
2,500 troops unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Battle of Ordashu was a battle fought on 4 February 1874 during the Third Anglo-Ashanti War when Sir Garnet Wolseley defeated the Ashantis. The attack was led by the 42nd Regiment of Foot. Lieutenant Mark Sever Bell won the Victoria Cross during the action.[1]