Battle of Amoaful
|Battle of Amoaful|
|Part of Third Anglo-Ashanti War|
A bush fight, Third Anglo-Ashanti War. The Graphic 1874
|United Kingdom||Ashanti Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Sir Garnet Wolseley||Chief Amanquatia|
|Casualties and losses|
|16 officers and 174 men killed and wounded||unknown|
The Battle of Amoaful was a battle fought on 31 January 1874 during the Third Anglo-Ashanti War when Sir Garnet Wolseley defeated the Ashantis after strong resistance. The attack was led by the 42nd Regiment of Foot. At Amoaful, one combat post-mortem pays tribute to the Ashanti commander: "The great Chief Amanquatia was among the killed. Admirable skill was shown in the position selected by Amanquatia, and the determination and generalship he displayed in the defence fully bore out his great reputation as an able tactician and gallant soldier." Lance-Sergeant Samuel McGaw won the Victoria Cross during the action.
- Ashanti Wars Heritage History
- Low, Charles Rathbone (1878). A Memoir of Lieutenant-General Sir Garnet J. Wolseley. London: R. Bentley & Son. p. 174.
- Lance Sergeant Samuel McGaw Black Watch