Battle of Jugdulluk Crest 1842

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Battle of Jugdulluk Crest 1842
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 8 September 1842
Location: Jugdulluk, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.427737°N 69.760313°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Ghilzai tribesmen
Maj Gen George Pollock A number of Ghilzie chiefs


Leaving Gundamak on 7 September, the army approached the Jugdulluk Pass the following day. They encountered a strong force of Ghilzie tribesmen commanding the heights which were stormed by the 1st Division. Driven back, the enemy took refuge on a high peak but were scattered by two attacking columns. The Ghilzies which had destroyed Elphinstone's army had been comprehensively defeated.

Field Force

1st Division under Maj-Gen Sir Robert Sale GCB

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
History of the War in Afghanistan Google Books
Storming Jugdulluck Pass Google Books

Historical books on-line

History of the War in Afghanistan Vol II (1841-1842) - Battle of Jugdulluk by John William Kaye (1851)