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|1848. 19 Dec
||The siege of the Shrine of Shaykh Tabarsí begins in earnest with the arrival of `Abdu'lláh Khán's forces. [BW18:381]
- DB361 says this was 1 December.
- There are about 12,000 troops. [MH245]
- The supply of bread and water to the fort is cut. A rainfall replenishes the water supply and ruins the munitions of the government forces. Snow further hampers the army's movement. [DB361, MH243]
||Shaykh Tabarsi; Abdullah Khan; Armies; Persecution, Iran; Persecution
|1848. 21 Dec
||The Bábís, led by Quddús, make a mounted attack on the army. All of the officers are killed including `Abdu'lláh Khán. A number of soldiers are drowned as they retreat into the Tálár River. About 430 soldiers are killed but no Bábís; one Bábí is wounded. [BW18:381; DB361–3; MH243–6]
- For the next 19 days the defenders dig a moat. [DB363]
||Shaykh Tabarsi; Quddus; Abdullah Khan; Armies