The British deploy use of the Maxim Gun to deadly effects on Benin forces.
A Maxim Gun could fire 600 rounds in one minute (Willis, S. Dr. 2017). One Maxim Gun could kill 600 people in one minute.
For first hand witness accounts of the combat engagement:
15 February 1897 read here --->
16 February 1897 read here --->
All front line fighting is done by the black troops.
Admiral Rawson's health is starting to fail. He is unable to sleep at night.