Battle of Akoukton
|Battle of Akoukton|
|Part of 2nd Burma War 1852-53|
|Date:||4 November 1852|
|Location:||Akoukton, Prome, Burma|
|East India Company
|Capt Granville G. Loch RN|
Hill forming the eastern extremity of a spur of
the Arakan Yoma Mountains, Henzada District, British Burma. Lat.
18° 29' 45" N, Long. 95° 10' 45" E. Overhangs the river Irawadi,
which a little lower enters the delta, and spreads out into creeks and
bifurcations. The scarped cliff (300 feet high) is honeycombed with
excavated caves, containing images of Buddha. The scene of two or
three minor engagements during the second Burmese war.
Modern name: Akouk taung