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It is carious what systematic ill-luck pursued ibhe battery of six sevon-poander steel mountain guns of 200 Ibs, of \rhach two ware lost on. their way to Mafeking xa ttel armoured train. In 1879 all the axninunftkn for these particular guns, including stM&e "star eheUg for lighting up the euemg'e movements, ymtb to the bottom of the am in the wreck of itbe s.a Clyde, being afterwards fished up again, Later on one of tte guns themselves, when being taken oat for practice by the Capetown Antilkay Voluo* teera, wae ran into by a raiiway tram a* * level crossing, and destroyed. And now two more com© to grief on a railway. T&ey were mounted on "ootoual carriages," l»----aemblLng field-gont carriages, drawn by {borses, and not earned on the backs of mules, as mountain guns are generally. Tiny had long been superseded by the 460H> ecraw gun. These particular guns went Vup into Zululaaci in 1884 to check Boer bust ifchere was no fighting on that oofflaion, so they were brought down the coast ■agt* l prior to Sir Charles Warren's which, however, they did not acoompeoy.

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AN UNFORTUNATE BATTERY., Press, Volume LVI, Issue 10514, 28 November 1899

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AN UNFORTUNATE BATTERY. Press, Volume LVI, Issue 10514, 28 November 1899

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