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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Anglo-Afghan_War Wikipedia - 1st Afghan  War]<br>[http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/sli/1afghan.htm Somerset Record Office - 1st Afghan War]<br>
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Anglo-Afghan_War Wikipedia - 1st Afghan  War]<br>
== Historical books on-line ==
== Historical books on-line ==

Latest revision as of 08:24, 9 June 2014

Action at the Huft Kotal
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 14 & 15 October 1842
Location: Huft Kotul, Tezin-e Khas, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.350002°N 69.549388°E
Result: British losses
British & Indians Ghilzai tribesmen
Brig Gen Thomas Monteath
Gen William Nott
14 October 5 killed, 9 wounded
15 October 24 killed, 37 wounded

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article The Withdrawal from Afghanistan


On 14 October Brigadier Monteath commanding the rearguard of General Pollock's brigades retreated through the Huft Kotal (eight hills) under attack by the tribesmen.

On 15 October General Nott's division made the same passage.

Monteath's Rearguard

External Links

Wikipedia - 1st Afghan War

Historical books on-line

Memorials of Affghanistan: being state papers, official documents" by Joachim Hayward Stocquele 1893 (Google Books)
Monteath's despatch
Nott's despatch