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THE SURRENDER AT NICHOLSON'S NEK.

FURTHER DETAILS,

SYDNEY, November 27.

The details of tine surrender of Lieut. - Colonel Oarleton's column at Nioholsoa's Nek ahowed that they carried out a night march, till wiuan two miLes of Nicholson's N-ek. At this point two boulders, which rolled from the iuill, and a few rifle shots, stampeded the infantry ammunition muks, and the stampede spread to the Battery muks, wlfflcdi broke loose, and bolted witli practically the whole of the gun equipment. The greater portion of the regimental small arms' ammunition reserve was similarly lost. l(he infantry battalions, howeves fixed bayonets, said, accompanied by the personnel of the Battery, seized a 'hill two miles from N-iabodsoa's Nek, -with but little opposition. There they remained immoiested till dawn, the time being occupied in organising the defences, and constructing stone waila as a cover from the fire. At dawn a skirmishing attack on our position commenced, but the enemy made no way till 9.30 o'clock, when strong reinforcements enabled them to push, the attack with, great energy, and the fire became very scorching. Two companies of the G-Joucesters in an advanced position were ordered to fail back, and the enemy then pressed in at Short range. The k>3s on our side was becoming very numerous. At 2 p.m. our ammunition was practically exhausted, and the position was captured, and tiiie survivors' column fell into the enemy's hands. The enemy treated our wounded wifab great kindness and humanity.

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THE SURRENDER AT NICHOLSON'S NEK., Press, Volume LVI, Issue 10514, 28 November 1899

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THE SURRENDER AT NICHOLSON'S NEK. Press, Volume LVI, Issue 10514, 28 November 1899

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