africanaunty2019-02-28T15:54:19+02:00Photographic Collections in the Cape Town Archivesafricanaunty2019-02-28T15:54:19+02:00
africanaunty2018-10-16T12:30:12+02:00The Battle and Seige of Congellaafricanaunty2018-10-16T12:30:12+02:00
In May 1842 British forces under Capt. T. C. Smith occupied Port Natal for the purpose of making an end to the republic of Natalia. The protests of the Volksraad and Commandant-General Andries Pretorius he rejected. His camp was situated under the Berea on the Point side of the Umgeni River, where he had dug himself in well. He had about 240 men, with Capt. Lonsdale and 4 lieutenants, under his command.