(a) On p. 154 it is said that the Generals, on evidence thought to be trustworthy, believed the hills opposite Colenso to be weakly held by the enemy. I have since learned that General Buller was not ignorant of the Boer strength. But he came to the conclusion that to cross the Tugela at any other point would be equally difficult.

(b) General Buller's wound at Colenso was caused by fragment of shell which bruised his ribs badly. It was not a slight bullet wound as stated on p. 174.