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Abu Klea

Abu-Klea, The Wells of, situated in the Bayuda Desert, Nubia, not far from the Nile at Metemneh. Here an engagement took place Jan. 17, 1885, between a column about 1,600 strong, under Sir Herbert Stewart, detached from the main body of Lord Wolseley's expeditionary force at Korti, and an outpost of the Mahdi's army, resulting in the defeat of the latter.