Diary 1838
From The Great Trek by Oliver Ransford (1968)

January Sir George Napier succeeds Sir Benjamin D'Urban as Governor of the Cape
25th Retief sets off on his second visit to Umgungundhlovu
February3rd Retief arrives at Umgungundhlovu
6th Retief's party massacred on Kwa Matiwane
16/17th Bloukrans massacre
22nd Tregardt reaches point west of Acornhoek and approaches low veld
March 13th Tregardt crosses Lebombo range
April 11th Vlug Commando ambushed at Italeni
13th Tregardt arrives Lourenço Marques
17th 'Grand Army of Natal' destroyed at Ndondakusuka
20th Peffer dies
May 1st Mrs Tregardt dies
16th Landman annexes Port Natal By this time Potgieter was two days west of the Berg
June Potgieter acquires land between Vaal and Vet
August 10th Tregardt closes his diary
13th successful Boer defence of Veglaer
September 23rd Maritz dies in Sooilaer
October25th Tregardt dies at Lourenço Marques
November Potgieter settles at Potchefstroom
22nd Pretorius reaches Sooilaer with reinforcements
28th Wen Commando moves out of Sooilaer
December4th British troops land at Port Natal
9th Oath of the Covenant
16th Battle of Blood river; Union Jack raised at Port Natal
27th Battle of the White Umfolozi
31st Pretorius burns the kraals round Umgungundhlovu prior to his departure
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