Uglúk, Captain of the Isengard Orcs, slain by Éomer at Fangorn (approximate date)
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: February 28, 3019
[Note: the actual date is 29 February 3019, but modern date software cannot handle such a date.]
An event in the Attack on the Orc-raiders at Fangorn; see that entry for an overall timeline:
Most of the raiders that were left alive then broke and fled, this way and that, pursued one by one to the death. But one band, holding together in a black wedge, drove forward resolutely in the direction of the forest. Straight up the slope they charged ... it seemed certain that they would escape: they had already hewn down three Riders that barred their way.
'We have watched too long,' said Merry. 'There's Uglúk! I don't want to meet him again.' The hobbits turned and fled deep into the shadows of the wood.
So it was that they did not see the last stand, when Uglúk was overtaken and brought to bay at the very edge of Fangorn. There he was slain at last by Éomer, the Third Marshal of the Mark, who dismounted and fought him sword to sword.
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 3, The Uruk-Hai
Elena Tiriel 28Dec04