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atlings, but the total streng●th was not 1000 men.A purely frontal attack, by▓ men conspicuous with white helmets, aga▓inst the steep and partly entr●enched position of the370 Boer●s at Laing’s Nek, on the 28th January 188▓1, met with a severe reverse, 208 m●en being killed and 80 wounded.●The fighting had been close, for, as Jo●ubert reports, “One of the ▓officers even fired in among our men wit●h his revolver before he was shot, ●but then the Lord helped us!” ● The reverse was somewhat startl▓ing to those who thought there wo▓uld be no opposition.Two co▓mpanies of the Gordon Highlander●s were hurried up to Mount Prospect Camp, bet▓ween which and Colley’s base at Newcastle ra▓n the Ingogo River.It was south of this str●eam that the second fight took place●, and was brought about by despatching a forc▓e, including some of the King’s D●ragoon Guards and the 60th, to assist in● covering a convoy which was expected from ▓Newcastle; but as the Boers had alread●y interposed between Newcastle and the I●ngogo, it had returned to the town.The g●round favoured the tactical skill o▓f the foe, “men who could ne▓ither march, manuvre, nor even



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form ●sections of fours, but were resolute in▓ heart, muscular in figure, and ●deadly marksmen, who were accustomed to ●bring down the fleet springbok at full speed f▓rom their saddles, and stalk all the great ▓game with which Southern Africa abounds.” ▓ So the British loss was heavy.Most of t●he killed were shot through the head as ▓they essayed to fire over the ▓boulders that sheltered them; the two gun●s were soon disabled, and the w●earied remnant returned to camp●, with a loss of 132 officer▓s and men.Still, the men had behaved well▓ and coolly, and suffered no pa▓nic. Private 24th Regt 1879 Mea●nwhile, reinforcements consist▓ing of the 92nd, 2-60th, the 15th Hussars●, a naval brigade, and the Na●tal Police under Sir Evelyn Wood, met Sir George● at Newcastle.The additional cav▓alry had enabled the general to▓ make more extended reconnaissances round● the Boer left, which proved that● they were still entrenching, and showed no ▓signs of wishing to avoid battle.On the▓ evening of the 26th February, G●eneral Colley played his last ca●rd, and lost his life as wel▓l.Contrary to usual custom, he f▓ormed, with the utmost secrecy, a

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force▓ to occupy Majuba Hill, an i▓solated and371 precipitous koppie, wh▓ich to a certain extent domina▓ted the right flank of the Laing’s Nek po▓sition.It was made up of detachments● of the Highlanders, the 58th,● the 2-60th, and 65 bluejackets, i●n all some 545 bayonets.In the advance,▓ m

ade in the dark, a company of th●e 92nd and one of the 60th, with a● dismounted troop of hussars, were left ▓at a point about midway between the▓ hill and the camp, and the rema●inder stumbled on, and after▓ great exertion, about 5 a.m., reached ▓the summit.This was a saucer-sh▓aped plateau about 1000 yards ro▓und, and when day broke, the presen●ce of British soldiers produced wild confusion● in the Boer camp.But not for long.Whi▓le one portion hastened to man the trenches at ▓Laing’s Nek, the rest rode towards M▓ajuba, and, dismounting, opened fire.It was sai▓d at the time that the “cover▓ing party” consisted of the


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