Military List Of Second Boer War Battles

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List of every major Second Boer War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Second Boer War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Second Boer War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Second Boer War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Second Boer War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List battles include Battle of Paardeberg, Siege of Ladysmith and many more.
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Battle of Bakenlaagte

The Battle of Bakenlaagte occurred on 30 October 1901 during the guerrilla phase of Anglo-Boer war of 1899–1902. The battle saw the Eastern Transvaal Boer commandos of Generals Grobler, Brits, Viljoen and Louis Botha attack the rear guard of Colonel Benson's much feared No 3 Flying Column while it was in marching formation to its base camp. ...more on Wikipedia

Part of: Second Boer War

Combatants: United Kingdom, Orange Free State

The Battle of Belmont is the name of an engagement of the Second Boer War on 23 November 1899, where the British under Lord Methuen assaulted a Boer position on Belmont kopje. Methuen's three brigades were on their way to raise the Boer siege of Kimberley. A Boer force of about 2,000 men had entrenched on the range of Belmont kopje to delay their advance. Methuen sent the Guards Brigade on a night march to outflank the Boers, but due to faulty maps the Grenadier Guards found themselves in front of the Boer position instead. The Guards, the 9th Brigade and the Naval Brigade assaulted the Boers over open ground, suffering about 200 casualties. Before the British came to use their bayonets, the ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Orange Free State, South Africa

Part of: Second Boer War

Combatants: United Kingdom, Orange Free State

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The Battle of Bergendal was the last set-piece battle of the Second Anglo-Boer War. It lasted from 21–27 August 1900 and took place on the farm Bergendal near the town of Belfast. The 5,000 Boers were under the command of General Louis Botha and the 20,000 British Empire forces were led by General Sir Redvers Buller under the overall command of Lord Roberts. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Belfast, South Africa

Part of: Second Boer War

Combatants: United Kingdom, Orange Free State

Commanders: Redvers Buller, Louis Botha

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In the Battle of Blood River Poort or Scheeper's Nek on 17 September 1901 a Boer commando led by Louis Botha crushed a British force commanded by Major Hubert Gough during the Second Boer War. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Transvaal Province, South Africa

Part of: Second Boer War

Combatants: United Kingdom

Commanders: Louis Botha, Hubert Gough

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