Battles Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan

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List of Sudan battles in the Mahdist War, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in Mahdist War involving the Sudan is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these Mahdist War battles that involved Mahdist War you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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Battle of Abu Klea is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Abu Klea Khartoum, Sudan - The Battle of Abu Klea, or the Battle of Abu Tulayh, took place between the dates of 16 and 18 January 1885, at Abu Klea, Sudan, between the British Desert Column and Mahdist forces encamped ...more

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Battle of Agordat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Agordat Agordat, Eritrea - The Second Battle of Agordat was fought in late December 1893, between Italian colonial troops and Mahdists from the Sudan. Emir Ahmed Ali campaigned against the Italian forces in eastern Sudan ...more

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Battle of Atbara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Atbara Nile - The Battle of Atbara took place during the Second Sudan War. Anglo-Egyptian forces defeated 15,000 Sudanese rebels, called Mahdists or Dervishes. The battle proved to be the turning point in the ...more

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Battle of El Obeid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of El Obeid Kurdufan, Sudan - The Battle of El Obeid, or the Battle of Shaykan, was fought between Anglo-Egyptian forces under the command of Hicks Pasha and forces of Mohammed Ahmed, the self-proclaimed Mahdi, on a plain ...more

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Battle of Ferkeh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Ferkeh Dongola, Sudan - The Battle of Ferkeh occurred during the Mahdist War when an army of the Mahdist Sudanese was surprised and wiped out by the British and Egyptian forces under Sir Herbert Kitchener on 7 June ...more

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Battle of Gallabat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Gallabat Metemma, Ethiopia - The Battle of Gallabat was fought 9–10 March 1889 between the Mahdist Sudanese and Ethiopian forces. It is a critical event in Ethiopian history because Nəgusä Nägäst Yohannes IV ...more

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Battle of Kassala is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Kassala Kassala, Sudan - The Battle of Kassala was fought on July 17, 1894, between an Italian colonial troop and Mahdist Sudanese forces.

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Siege of Khartoum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Siege of Khartoum Khartoum, Sudan - The Battle of Khartoum, Siege of Khartoum or Fall of Khartoum was the conquest of Egyptian held Khartoum by the Mahdist forces led by Muhammad Ahmad. Egypt had held the city for some time prior, ...more

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Battle of Kirbekan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Kirbekan Sudan - The Battle of Kirbekan was a battle in the Mahdist War. It was fought February 10, 1885, when the British Nile Column, about 1,000 strong, under General Earle, stormed the heights of Kirbekan, ...more

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Battle of Omdurman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Omdurman Omdurman, Sudan - At the Battle of Omdurman, an army commanded by the British General Sir Herbert Kitchener defeated the army of Abdullah al-Taashi, the successor to the self-proclaimed Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad. It ...more

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Battle of Suakin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Suakin Suakin, Port Sudan, Sudan - The Battle of Suakin occurred on 20 December 1888 when Francis Grenfell defeated the Mahdi forces near Suakin, a chief port of Sudan. After one and a half hours of fighting, the casualties were ...more

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Battle of Tamai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Tamai Suakin, Port Sudan, Sudan - The Battle of Tamai took place on March 13, 1884 between a British force under Sir Gerald Graham and a Mahdist Sudanese army led by Osman Digna. Despite his earlier victory at El Teb, Graham ...more

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Battle of Umm Diwaykarat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
Battle of Umm Diwaykarat Kurdufan, Sudan - The Battle of Umm Diwaykarat on November 25, 1899 marked the final obliteration of Muhammad Ahmad's short-lived Sudanese empire, when Anglo-Egyptian forces under the command of Lord Kitchener ...more

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First and Second Battles of El... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mahdist War Battles Involving the Sudan
First and Second Battles of El Teb El Teb, Sudan - The First and Second Battles of El Teb took place during the British Sudan Campaign where a force of Sudanese under Osman Digna won a victory over an 3500 strong Egyptian force under the command ...more