HC Deb 02 February 1900 vol 78 c432

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he will state how many mountain batteries have been supplied to General Buller for his campaign in the mountain frontiers of Natal; of how many guns did these batteries consist, and were they muzzle or breechloaders; and what is the range of these guns, and are they fired with smokeless powder.


One mountain battery has been supplied to Sir Redvers Buller since he went to Natal. There are six muzzle-loading guns in each battery, which fire black powder and range about 3,000 yards.