Fort Pearson, Lower Tugela, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1879 - 1880
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200 x 136 mm. A view from the KwaZulu-Natal side looking over the Tugela River into Zululand with the small wooden Fort Pearson situated on the headland overlooking the crossing into Zululand. In the foreground are tents of the Naval Brigade. The forces at Fort Pearson forming the right, or eastern prong of the advance into Zululand were under the command of Colonel Charles Pearson and consisted of a battalion of the 99th regiment, the second Battilion third regiment, a troop of mounted Imperial Infantry, a mixed mounted force of rifles, a company of Natal Native Pioneers and two battilions of the seconds Natal Native Contingent. Pearson also had at his disposal 200 men of the Naval Brigade armed with two seven-pounders and a gatling gun. This photograph was probably taken by J. R. Mee.
- Creation: 1879 - 1880
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Mee, J R, fl 1879-91, photographer
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