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 Letter from Chelmsford to Glyn

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Lee Stevenson

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PostSubject: Letter from Chelmsford to Glyn   Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:36 am

Whilst sorting through a box of old files I recently came across a few photocopied pages of a letter from Chelmsford to Glyn, dated 18th March 1879.
Unfortunately I can't find the rest of the letter in my files or remember from where I obtained the photocopies!!

Just wondering then if anyone has seen the original letter before and can point me to its current location!

[page 1]
18 March 1879

Dear Glyn,
The name "Fort Revenge" appeared in an official document sent from Rorkes Drift. It was not surprising therefore that I concluded that you were aware and had approved of it - I am very glad now to hear that I was mistaken.
News has come out that three Major Generals are on their way out to take command of Brigades or Columns - The distribution I propose to make is as follows - The senior to command Lower Tugela Column....

[page 4]
...large drafts of officers to join it. I am afraid however without some little time being given to it to amalgamate its fractions, it would be hardly fair to send it into the field again - If you would like it sent to PMBurg and Greytown I could arrange for that move at once, if you would not mind reducing Rorkes Drift by two companies 2/24th - I propose to....

[page 6]
on undertaking the task of burying so many scattered bodies, would seriously delay the advance of the Northern Column on its proper line.
I hope to send a relieving column to Ekowe on the 25th inst. -
Reports say that all the Zulu army ! is waiting for it, but it is difficult to verify these reports - I hope we may not have quite ...
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...so many on our hands.
Ekowe is only provisioned up to 4 April, so that no delay is possible -
The Column would be amply sufficient for the work if it were not hampered by a big convoy of provisions which it is necessary to take for the new garrison and which will lengthen out the line of march to about 3 miles -
I am afraid you are....

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..I have decided upon mounting all the N.C.Os belonging to the Contingent and making use of the them and the officers as a mounted corps.
Bellairs will have forwarded you a memorandum from Crealock & myself regarding my position when with No 3 Column.
The question is sure to crop up as to our relative responsibilities, and I am anxious not to write anything on the subject without giving you an opportunity of saying if I am correct or not in my opinion -
I have stubbornly avoided, in writing home, expressing any opinion as to the disaster at Isandlwana. I have collected all the evidence I could...
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