The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: transport and supplies
medium: reports
person: Chambers/ Maj.
person: Maitland/ Capt. P.J.
date: 1880
person: India Office Library, London
refnum: IOR L/MIL/17/18/24
text: Major Chambers was appointed Commandant of the whole, and Transport Staff Officer, but it was laid down that his corps was only to work, and his own authority to extend, over the stage from Piphima to Kohima and the country in advance. The transport below Piphima was to remain in charge of the Commissariat. Major Chambers was ordered to Calcutta to superintend the organisation of the corps, which was , however, entirely undertaken by the Commissariat Department. (No. 691C dated office of Quarter Master General in India, Calcutta, 4th February 1880.) ( The Commissary General represented that the officers detailed to work the transport should be entrusted with the organisation of the corps. This was done in the Duffla Expedition, while in the Lushai Expedition, where the Commissariat Department had part of the organisation of the transport, the result was unsatisfactory. (Commissary General's No.880, and telegram dated 27th January 1880, to Military Department, Government of India.) The Government of India decided, however, that the Commissariat Department should organise the transport corps, and make it over to the military authorities. ( Government, Military Department, telegram No. 1407S.T., dated 30th January 1880.) )