Battles Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State

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List of Orange Free State battles in the Second Boer War, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in Second Boer War involving the Orange Free State is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these Second Boer War battles that involved Second Boer War you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

Items here include everything from Battle of Paardeberg to Second Boer War.

This list answers the question, "What Second Boer War battles was Orange Free State involved in?"

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Battle of Bakenlaagte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
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, ...more

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Battle of Belmont is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Orange Free State, South Africa - 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 ...more

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Battle of Bergendal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Belfast, South Africa - 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 ...more

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Battle of Bothaville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Bothaville, Free State, South Africa - The Battle of Bothaville on 6 November 1900 was a rare defeat of Christiaan de Wet's Boer commando at the hands of a force of British Mounted Infantry.

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Battle of Colenso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - The Battle of Colenso was the third and final battle fought during the Black Week of the Second Boer War. It was fought between British and Boer forces from the independent South African ...more

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Battle of Diamond Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Pretoria, South Africa - The Battle of Diamond Hill took place on 11 and 12 June 1900 during the Second Boer War. Fourteen thousand British soldiers squared up against four thousand Boers and forced them from their ...more

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Battle of Elands River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Tarkastad, Eastern Cape, South Africa - The Battle of Elands River took place near the Elands River Poort mountain pass on 17 September 1901 during the Second Boer War. During the battle a Boer raiding force under Jan Smuts destroyed ...more

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Battle of Groenkop is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Orange Free State, South Africa - In the Battle of Groenkop on 25 December 1901, Head Commandant Christiaan de Wet's Boer commando surprised and defeated a force of Imperial Yeomanry under the command of Major Williams.

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Battle of Kraaipan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
South Africa - The Battle of Kraaipan was the first engagement of the Second Anglo-Boer War, fought at Kraaipan, South Africa on 12 October 1899. On 11 October 1899 President Paul Kruger of the South African ...more

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Battle of Ladysmith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Colony of Natal - The Battle of Ladysmith was one of the early engagements of the Second Boer War. A large British force which had concentrated at the garrison town of Ladysmith launched a sortie on 30 October ...more

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Battle of Magersfontein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
British Cape Colony - The Battle of Magersfontein was fought on 11 December 1899, at Magersfontein near Kimberley on the borders of the Cape Colony and the independent republic of the Orange Free State. British ...more

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Battle of Modder River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
British Cape Colony - The Battle of Modder River was an engagement in the Boer War, fought at Modder River, on 28 November 1899. A British column under Lord Methuen, that was attempting to relieve the besieged town ...more

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Battle of Paardeberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Paardeberg Drift, South Africa - The Battle of Paardeberg or Perdeberg was a major battle during the Second Anglo-Boer War. It was fought near Paardeberg Drift on the banks of the Modder River in the Orange Free State near ...more

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Battle of Poplar Grove is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Battle of Poplar Grove Orange Free State, South Africa - The Battle of Poplar Grove on 7 March 1900 followed on from the Relief of Kimberley during the Second Boer War as the British army moved to take the Boer capital of Bloemfontein. The Boers were ...more

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Battle of Stormberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Battle of Stormberg British Cape Colony - The Battle of Stormberg was the first British defeat of Black Week, in which three successive British forces were defeated by Boer irregulars in the Second Boer War.

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Battle of the Tugela Heights is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Colenso, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - The Battle of Tugela Heights, consisted of a series of military actions lasting from 14 February through 27 February 1900 in which General Sir Redvers Buller's British army forced Louis Botha's ...more

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Battle of Vaal Krantz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
South Africa - The Battle of Vaal Krantz was the third failed attempt by General Redvers Buller's British army to fight its way past Louis Botha's army of Boer irregulars and lift the Siege of Ladysmith. The ...more

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Bloody Sunday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Orange Free State, South Africa - Bloody Sunday of February 18, 1900, was a day of high Imperial casualties in the Second Boer War. It occurred on the first day of the Battle of Paardeberg. A combined British-Canadian force of ...more

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Relief of Ladysmith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - When the Second Boer War broke out on 11 October 1899, the Boers had a numeric superiority within Southern Africa. They quickly invaded the British territory and laid siege to Ladysmith, ...more

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Sanna's Post is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Orange Free State, South Africa - Sanna's Post was an engagement fought during the Second Boer War between the British Empire and the Boers of the two independent republics of Orange Free State and South African Republic.

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Siege of Kimberley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
British Cape Colony - The Siege of Kimberley took place during the Second Boer War at Kimberley, Cape Colony, when Boer forces from the Orange Free State and the Transvaal besieged the diamond mining town. The Boers ...more

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Siege of Ladysmith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Second Boer War Battles Involving the Orange Free State
Colony of Natal - The Siege of Ladysmith was a protracted engagement in the Second Boer War, taking place between 2 November 1899 and 28 February 1900 at Ladysmith, Natal.