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S. Pakington, Camp, Sabolela Drift, 15 August 1852, BPP, 1852–53 (1635), p. 171 (164). 83 H. Somerset, Fort Armstrong, 23 February 1851, BPP 1851 (1334) (1352) (1380), p. 177. 84 Sir H. Smith to Earl Grey, King William’s Town, 8 September 1851, BPP, 1852 (1428), p. 140. 85 Major H. D. Kyle to Colonel Cloete, Camp Tomaka, 1 February 1852, BPP, 1852–53 (1635), p. 35 (30). 86 There is no doubt that Fingo levies saved the unprepared British during the opening days of the 1850–53 conflict; without their military contribution the rebellion would have gone on much longer.
Since his men did not have rations, and believing he had inflicted sufficient damage to the Xhosa force, Fordyce decided to return to Fort Beaufort. The expedition, however, was ambushed by Maqoma’s rebels as it traversed a particularly narrow path through a densely forested valley. The Fingo, who were acting as a rear guard, panicked and ran down the path causing confusion among the highlanders. This gave the Xhosa an opportunity and they immediately charged, killing eight highlanders and wounding another nine before running back into the forest.
The colonial forces then destroyed the settlement and sent out a patrol of Cape Mounted Rifles and Fingo, who after some fighting, returned with five hundred cattle. 57 In mid-February 1851, under instructions from Governor Smith, Colonel MacKinnon led a force of 2,750 men consisting of five British regular companies, one hundred Cape Mounted Rifles, and settler and Fingo levies to reinforce Somerset’s command at Fort Hare. At the same time the governor ordered another force of three hundred to four hundred Fingo from Fort Peddie to rendezvous with MacKinnon.