The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - Chapter III 'Detailed Report on the Naga Hills Expedition of 1878-80', Capt. P.J. Maitland

caption: opening attack on Konoma
medium: reports
location: Khonoma (Konoma)
person: Maitland/ Capt. P.J.
date: 1880
person: India Office Library, London
refnum: IOR L/MIL/17/18/24
text: By 10 A.M. the detachment 43rd and Frontier Police were skirmishing up to the valley to the right, exchanging shots with the Nagas as they went. Before gaining the position assigned to them they carried one of the enemy's outlying entrenchments after a sharp encounter. About the same time the guns opened fire, and shortly afterwards the main body advanced to the attack, two companies extended, two in support, and one in reserve. There was little choice of ground, as progression was absolutely impossible save by a few beaten paths.