WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu Film Quote Lieutenant Bromhead :If 1200 men couldn't hold a defensive position this morning, what chance have we with 100?
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Tthe mystery of JWJ Davies
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyFri Jun 24, 2022 10:17 pm by Tim Needham

» Bechuanaland police
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyThu Jun 23, 2022 3:18 pm by ciroferrara

» 17th Lancers
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyThu Jun 23, 2022 3:07 pm by gardner1879

» Commissary E. W. H. Webb, C.B.
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyWed Jun 22, 2022 4:02 pm by Julian Whybra

» Captain Robert Francis Vetch
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyWed Jun 22, 2022 1:03 pm by Frank Allewell

» The difference between a Drummer and a Boy in the Band.
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyTue Jun 21, 2022 4:07 am by magolding

» Zulu Boys Recollection of the Zulu War
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyTue Jun 21, 2022 3:40 am by magolding

» Remembering the Rebellion - The Zulu Uprising of 1906 Jeff Guy
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyMon Jun 20, 2022 10:09 pm by Ian Chard

» Sergeant Arthur Horatio Still, 12th Lancers
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptySat Jun 18, 2022 7:29 pm by Julian Whybra

» Corporal James Lawler 1/24th
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptySat Jun 18, 2022 12:42 pm by gardner1879

» Quartermaster Michael James Kenny Connaught Rangers
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptySat Jun 18, 2022 12:39 pm by gardner1879

» Captain Ulick De Burgh
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptySat Jun 18, 2022 8:55 am by gardner1879

» I am a happy boy!
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptySat Jun 18, 2022 5:17 am by nitro450

» Patrick Murray, 313, 88th of Foot
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyFri Jun 17, 2022 5:22 pm by gardner1879

» Zulu Dawn on DVD - better than Blu-Ray?
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyFri Jun 17, 2022 3:29 pm by TimmyH

» Lieutenant Richard Hawes MacCarthy, 2nd/4th Regiment
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyFri Jun 17, 2022 2:59 pm by Julian Whybra

» Howard Molyneux Edward Brunker
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyThu Jun 16, 2022 11:05 am by gardner1879

» Location of Special Service Officers 1878/9
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyWed Jun 15, 2022 12:34 pm by gardner1879

» Cdvs and cabinet card photos wanted
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyTue Jun 14, 2022 2:19 pm by ciroferrara

» Other ranks patrol jacket
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyMon Jun 13, 2022 12:23 pm by John Young

» A Staffordshire Regiment in the Zulu and Zekukuni Campaigns
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptySun Jun 12, 2022 5:12 pm by gardner1879

» Good website or seller for zulu war era Carte De Visites
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptySat Jun 11, 2022 2:27 pm by ciroferrara

» In search of more service papers
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyFri Jun 10, 2022 11:10 pm by charltontom7@gmail.com

» Isandlwana solving the enigma
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyFri Jun 10, 2022 1:41 pm by Julian Whybra

» Brave mens blood. Frontier Light Horse picture
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyThu Jun 09, 2022 8:54 pm by ciroferrara

» Picture Quiz
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptySat Jun 04, 2022 2:56 pm by Julian Whybra

» Platinum Jubilee
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyFri Jun 03, 2022 10:25 pm by Julian Whybra

» Trooper G Hennessey (301) Frontier Light Horse
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyThu Jun 02, 2022 2:43 pm by 90th

» Captain Robert Julian Orde Jocelyn 8th Reg
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyMon May 30, 2022 6:48 am by gardner1879

» Best book on colonial soldiers during zulu war
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptySun May 29, 2022 12:14 am by ciroferrara

» Sergeant E Wilson
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyWed May 25, 2022 9:30 am by gardner1879

» 1940 Review of 'Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War'
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyTue May 24, 2022 12:53 pm by gardner1879

» H.M.S. Forester
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyTue May 24, 2022 2:55 am by 90th

» Royal Small Arms Repair Factory - Pimlico / Mill Bank , London
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyWed May 18, 2022 2:04 pm by MPS1

» Deafness linked to the effects of battle
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyMon May 16, 2022 1:56 pm by Younghusband

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
The Death of the Prince Imperial Zulu War 1879
Top posters
90th
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
littlehand
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
ADMIN
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
1879graves
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
rusteze
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
John
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Julian Whybra
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
gardner1879
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
John Young
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
ciroferrara
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Vaughan
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Ian Chard
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Bill8183
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
90th
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Tim Needham
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_leftLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot BarLieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Bar_right 
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Isandlwana, Last Stands
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Adding to the Library
The ammunition question
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Keywords
Isandlwana taylor Russell drift smith william carbineers Police james spalding henry Woolfryes Franklin harford Mounted brown payne martini 24th zulu john Natal Durnford horse George Prince
 

 Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot

Go down 
AuthorMessage
littlehand

littlehand


Posts : 7077
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 53
Location : Down South.

Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot Empty
PostSubject: Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot   Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot EmptyFri Mar 16, 2012 10:19 pm

"Quentin McKinnon Logan was born on 23 May 1857, at Jamaica, British West Indies. He was educated at Cheltenham College and gazetted as a Sub-Lieutenant in the 24th Foot on 28 April 1875, being promoted Lieutenant on 28 April 1876. He served in South Africa from February 1878 to January 1881, seeing service in the Kaffir War of 1877-78 and the Zulu War of 1879. As a Lieutenant in command of ‘E’ Company 2/24th Foot, witnessed the immediate aftermath of Isandhlwana and Rorke’s Drift, his accounts of which were published shortly afterwards in his old school magazine The Cheltonian. Having sometime attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, he was an Instructor of Musketry from October 1880 until 2 February 1881, on which date he was promoted to Captain. Whilst serving with his regiment in India, Logan was detached to Malliapuram on the Malabar coast, in May 1885 to suppress a Moplah rising. He became a Major in June 1886 and retired as a Lieutenant-Colonel in June 1893.
Lieutenant Logan’s letter home, dated 1 February, with news of the massacre at Isandhlwana and the heroic defence of Rorke’s Drift, was published in The Cheltonian, April 1879, page 54. It began by outlining the frustrating search for Zulus that Chelmsford’s force undertook on 22 January. Logan tells of a rumour at mid-day that the camp had been attacked, and that no tents could be sent out to them that day. The reality, of course, was far worse, as described in the following extracts from his letter, more recently published in The Red Soldier by Frank Emery:"

About four p.m. we were suddenly bidden to fall in, and told, or rather I heard it said, that the camp was surrounded, and we had to relieve it. The tired men brightened up, and we marched off at a rattling pace for a twelve mile tramp, to have a slap at the niggers. About three miles from camp we halted to get water, and the General addressed the regiment. He said ‘Twenty-Fourth! our camp has been taken. I mean to retake it this night, and know how well I can rely on you. We shall very likely have to go in with the bayonet, but take it we will.’ We cheered him, and then fell in the order of attack; the guns in the centre, and three companies (24th) on each flank, with natives on our right and left flanks. With field glasses I could see some tents still standing, and thousands of Kaffirs trooping away far to our right with waggons and plunder. By the time we were a mile from camp it was dark. About 500 yards from where the camp had stood, the guns commenced shelling, to find out if it was occupied by Zulus. The infantry on the right and left marched on, and took up positions on two hills, to the right and left of the Isandhlwana Hill, without opposition. As I advanced over the very rough ground I stumbled over the bodies of soldiers and Kaffirs, but had not much attention to bestow upon anything, as I was in support of the companies in my front, and had much ado to keep native troops who were on my left from crushing in between men and the men in my front. I had to rush at them with my sword, and use every Kaffir word in my dictionary to keep them out of our ranks. The natives were panic-stricken, and, had we been attacked, would have borne my company away in their flight. Thank Heaven, we found not a living Zulu in our front.
Having thus advanced on the left flank towards Black’s Koppie, and gained the camp ground, Logan’s company settled down after being on the march, with little food, since two o’clock that morning. They rested uneasily.
Sleep was impossible for a time; but we were not worn out, and I know I slept a little. But on jumping up when some shots were fired, I fell down with cramp and shivering. We could see the Zulu signal fires all around us, and I never expected to get out of Cetshwayo’s territory alive, as we appeared from the position of the fires to be completely surrounded.
When they went on towards Rorke’s Drift at dawn the next day [23rd January], Logan felt a special excitement because he had been transferred from ‘B’ Company (the defenders) to command ‘E’ Company, and so was anxious to see how his comrades had fared overnight:
B Company fought for dear life and honour; and the Zulus, drunk with victory and plunder, could not believe that it was impossible for their savage yells and numbers to strike terror into the hearts of the few white men. The fiercest attacks were made on a small house used as a hospital. Now the Zulus by mere weight of numbers would force their way in among the patients; driven out at the bayonet’s point, in they would pour again; until at last flames enveloped the building, and before all the sick men could be got out, two were burnt to death. At daylight the savages retired, leaving five hundred dead lying around the walls.
As our column approached the fort I, who commanded the rear company of the rearguard, saw the smoke of the burning hospital; and my heart bled for my real company, whom I expected to see cut up as the men at the camp had been. It was a great relief when I could see red coats come out to greet the advanced guard who first approached Fort Bromhead. I was unlucky in not being with my own company. I should have seen some fighting, and could then call myself a soldier. As it is I have been under fire sometimes, but from what I see and hear the defence of this fort was most gallantly conducted. The men have the pluck, but without a good officer they are like sheep. I am busy (as acting Quartermaster) trying to get the men supplied with clothes, as they have lost all.”
Back to top Go down
 
Lieutenant . McKinnon Logan. 2-24th Foot
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
»  Sub-Lieutenant T. L. G. Griffith, 2nd Battalion, 24th Foot 
» Lieutenant-Colonel H. A. Harrisson, 1/24th Foot
» Lieutenant Edgar Anstey 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot
» Lieutenant Wilfred Heaton, 24th Regiment of Foot, 1879
» Lieutenant Wilfred Heaton, 24th Regiment of Foot, 1879

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: THE ONE'S THE HISTORY BOOKS FORGOT-
Jump to: