Raid on the Shinwarree Valley

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Raid on the Shinwarree Valley
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 17 June-3 August 1842
Location: Shinwar District,
Nangahar Province, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.2092°N 70.4861°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Shinwari tribesmen
Brig Gen Monteath

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article The Army of Retribution March to Kabul


A field force under Brigadier-General Monteath was sent from Jalalabad to recover plundered property. Numerous forts were set on fire, fruit trees destroyed and two minor actions fought at Mazeena. The tribesmen tendered their submission.

Field Force

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
Monteath's Despatch Google Books
Map of Shinwar District

Historical books on-line

Journal of the Affghan War in 1842 - Raid into the Shinwarree Valley by Lieut Edward William Bray 1865 (Google Books)
History of the War in Afghanistan Vol II (1841-1842) - Raid into the Shinwarree Valley by John William Kaye (1851)