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Alan
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Thanks John,
I think I was imagining that there were no redcoat survivors. I may have been confused
about there being no survivors other than those on horses.

I knew you'd put me right.

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Thanks John. That answers the first part of my question.

Alan, so you said you were confused on the fact that there being no survivors other than those on horse, so your saying not a single man on foot survived? Then how did the infantrymen of the rocket battery survive?

Sorry. I think I just confused everyone again Confused
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Alan
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Ayden,
that was my question. If it was only those on horseback who survived, how did these 24th. men manage it.

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I think the answer is that the only elements of the Rocket Battery who were not mounted were the Native Contingent escorts. All the rest, including the 24th men seconded to the RB, were on horses and the rocket equipment was on mules. See Studies in the Zulu War 1879 :1 "A Brave Fugitive" by Julian Whybra. It sets out, among other things, how Grant, Johnson and Trainer made it.

Steve

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Thanks, Rusteze. Smile
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