Battle of Tootumdurra

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Battle of Tootumdurra
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 29 September 1840
Location: Towtamdarreh-ye Olya, Parvan Province, Afghanistan
Presidency: not in British India
Co-ordinates: 35.094607°N 69.203512°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
Maj-Gen Robert Sale Ali Khan
1 killed and 6 wounded

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article Invasion of the HEIC Army


Sir Robert Sale attacked and demolished the forts of Ali Khan, a chief in Kohistan. Captain Edward Conolly, 6th Light Infantry, was killed in the assault. He was the brother of Arthur Connolly, imprisoned and executed in Bokhara, and Captain John Conolly who died a hostage in Kabul.

Sale's Field Force


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
Augustus Abbott (1804-1867)
Edward Conolly (1808-1840)
Robert Sale (1782-1845)

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
Battle of Tootumdurra Google Books
13th at Tootumdurra Google Books
The Conolly brothers ODNB