Action at the Huft Kotal

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Action at the Huft Kotal
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 14 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
5 killed
9 wounded

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


Brigadier Monteath commanding the rearguard retreated through the Huft Kotal (eight hills) under attack by the tribesmen.

Monteath's Rearguard

External Links

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

Historical books on-line

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