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Battle Name : Ghingilovo

Date(s) : 02 April 1879

Part of : British Victorian Colonial 'Small Wars' , Zulu War ,

Outcome : A victory for British Colonial forces over Zulu Warriors

Type of battle : Land


Lord Chelmsford led a column of British and native troops to relieve Etshowe.

After spotting each other late on April 1st and Laagering for the night, the Zulus attacked at daybreak in 2 columns. As at Kambula, the attacks were held off by volley fire, including the use of Gattling guns, and were driven off by a cavalry counter attack.