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: routes in the Naga Hills district
medium: reports
location: Kohima Phesama (Phesima) Kigwema Zhakhama (Yakhoma) Viswema Mao Mythephum Myongkong Sengmai Esrung R. Kataphemei (Kailimembi) Imphal (Manipur)
person: Maitland/ Capt. P.J.
date: 1880
person: India Office Library, London
refnum: IOR L/MIL/17/18/24
text: From Golaghat to Woka.
text: Four marches, fifty-four miles. See No.345 Routes in Bengal Presidency.
text: From Kohima to Manipur.
text: The route from Kohima to Manipur lies via Phesima ( Phesama), Kigwima, Yakhoma (Jakoma) Viswima, Mao, Mythephum, Myongkong and Sengmai, the total distance being ninety-eight miles, thirty- eight from Kohima to Mythephum, and sixty from that station into Manipur. There is a good path all the way. The road from Mythephum into Kohima is a good deal cut up by deep ravines, and is difficult marching for troops. From Mythephum to Manipur the path is rideable all the way. There is abundant water en route at all the stages; there are good camping grounds and plenty of fuel. The country is but thinly populated, and would not furnish supplies for a large body of men (say 1,000). Between Esrung (?) river and Mythephum there is a steep ascent which might be avoided by taking the path along the banks of the river.
text: The stages are, Kohima to_
text: The above is from information afforded by Captain Williamson, Assistant Political Officer, Naga Hills District, and embodied by Captain C.R. MacGregor, 44th Sylhet Light Infantry, in his report dated Kabul, 19th June 1880.
text: It was by this route that Lieutenant-Colonel Johnstone advanced to the relief of Kohima in October 1879. See Appendix D.