His spirits rose at the prospect of rejoining the army.
Rejoining his caravan he turned westward, and passing through the country previously traversed by Bower and Littledale he reached Leh on the 10th of December Igo 1.
Laurens lost no time in rejoining the army, and at Yorktown was at the head of an American storming party which captured an advanced redoubt.
From Port Elizabeth a second line (186 m.) runs by Uitenhage and Graaff Reinet, rejoining the main line at Rosmead, from which a junction line (83 m.) runs eastwards, connecting with the Eastern system at Stormberg.
Rupert rallied some six thousand of the men and escaped over the hills into Lancashire, thence rejoining King Charles in the south.