Action at the Huft Kotal

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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

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