Battle of Gura

Battle of Gura
Part of Ethiopian–Egyptian War
DateMarch 7-9, 1876
LocationGura, Eritrea
Result Decisive Ethiopian victory
 Egypt  Ethiopia
Commanders and leaders
Egypt Isma'il Pasha
United States Civil War veterans
European mercenaries
Ethiopian Empire Yohannes IV
Ethiopian Empire Alula Engida
20,000[1] 40,000
Casualties and losses
heavy unknown

The Battle of Gura was fought on March 7-9, 1876 between the Ethiopian Empire and the Khedivate of Egypt near the town of Gura in Eritrea. It was the decisive battle of the Ethiopian–Egyptian War. It saw the crushing rout of the vastly-outnumbered invading Egyptian force at the hands of the defending Ethiopian force.

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