The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

part of original tour diary of Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe 1876

caption: Message reporting attack by Pangti villagers and Captain Butler's injury
medium: tours
person: Peet/ CaptKeatinge/ ColButler/ CaptTulloch/ Col
location: Pangti Golaghat
date: 26.12.1875
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: 7. Copy of Service Message to Surveyor General and Capt. Peet
text: (crossed out: Col. Keatinge). Camp Pangti 26/12/75.
text: We were attacked yesterday at midday near (crossed out: between) Pangti, and Captain Butler badly wounded by a spear (crossed out: thrown from above which pierced) in the right breast. Progressing favourably (crossed out: We have good hopes of his recovery). Special messengers were despatched at once for a surgeon to Golaghat and we encamped near the place of attack. Col. Tulloch (crossed out: proceeded this morning with a small force to Pangti and burnt it.) attacked and destroyed Pangti today. R.G.W.
text: To the Telegraph Master, Gauhati. Please send copies of above message to Surveyor Genl. and Capt. Peet P.S. to C.C. Assam. and other necessary from the Dy. Com. R.G.W. 26/12/-.