Battle of Zhangjiawan
|Battle of Zhangjiawan|
|Part of the Second Opium War|
Cousin-Montauban leading French forces
| United Kingdom
|Commanders and leaders|
| James Hope Grant
Charles Guillaume Cousin-Montauban
|Casualties and losses|
80 guns captured
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.
Since infantry was the worst part of Qing army, the Qing commander-in-chief Sengge Rinchen decided to use his cavalry against the Anglo-French forces. The Battle of Palikao took place three days later.
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