'Ko-i-Staun Foot Soldiery in Summer Costume, Actively employed among the Rocks'
Coloured lithograph by R Carrick after James Rattray, 2nd Bengal Native Infantry, 1842 (c), published by Hering and Remington, London, 1847. Taken from the set 'Scenery, inhabitants and costumes of Afghaunistan', No 11.
The men shown here belonged to a British irregular unit raised in Kohistan, a region to the north-east of Kabul. Under the command of Lieutenant Richard Maule, Bengal Artillery, the so-called 'Kohistan Rangers' were part of Shah Shuja's force. Rattray himself left Kohistan in September 1841, but Maule, his subaltern and sergeants were murdered by the troops under their command on 3 November 1841 at Kahdarrah.
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