Action at the Huft Kotal

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Action at the Huft Kotal
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 22 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]

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


Sale's Brigade

Force that set out on 22 October

  • HM Light Infantry under Col Dennie CB
  • 35th Bengal Native Infantry under Col Monteath CB
  • 37th Native Infantry under Maj Griffiths
  • Squadron of 5th Bengal Cavalry under Capt Oldfield
  • Artillery under Capt Abbott
  • Shah's Sappers under Capt George Broadfoot
  • Shah's Mountain Train under Capt Backhouse
  • Troop 2nd Cavalry under Lieut Mayne
  • 200 Jezailchis under Jan Fishan Khan

External Links

Wikipedia - 1st Afghan War
Somerset Record Office - 1st Afghan War

Historical books on-line

Sale's Brigade in Afghanistan - The March to Tezeen by Rev. G.R.Gleig 1846 (Google Books)