Then they fell back and she rode towards the tugela, followed by Richard on horseback and Tamboosa on foot.
On the 29th of March the column of relief advanced from the tugela.
The morning came at last, and that day, about noon, we reached a ford of the tugela which luckily was quite passable.
The tugela river and the indecision of the Zulu king saved the colony.
We have now but one thought—is it possible for Buller to force his way across that line of hills overlooking the tugela?
Now this land, which lay between the tugela and the Umzimvubu, they desired to treat for.
It was evidently expected that he should hold his ground near Ladysmith and thereby cover Natal to the south of the tugela.
I answered that I sought a grant of the land south of the tugela to the sea.
Hart's six battalions found good cover in the gorge of the tugela.
The details of Buller's repulse at the tugela did not make good reading.