July 2, 1864: British expedition to Ashanti abandoned

The Anglo-Ashanti wars were a series of five battles between the Ashanti Empire and the invading British Empire along with British-allied African states between the years 1824 and 1901. These wars were the result of Ashanti forces trying to gain a strong control of the coastal areas of modern Ghana.

At the conclusion of the second war, the British were forced to retreat due to a lack of troops and increasing sickness. There were casualties on both sides but the Ashanti were able push them back.