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  • South Africa
    Friday Mar 7, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Boers attacked the rear guard of Methuen's moving column at Tweebosch

    South Africa
    Friday Mar 7, 1902

    On the morning of 7 March 1902, the Boers attacked the rear guard of Methuen's moving column at Tweebosch. Confusion reigned in British ranks and Methuen was wounded and captured by the Boers.




  • Rooiwal, South Africa
    Friday Apr 11, 1902

    Second Boer War

    The opportunity the British were waiting for arose

    Rooiwal, South Africa
    Friday Apr 11, 1902

    The opportunity the British were waiting for arose on 11 April 1902 at Rooiwal, where a commando led by General Jan Kemp and Commandant Potgieter attacked a superior force under Kekewich. The British soldiers were well positioned on the hillside and inflicted severe casualties on the Boers charging on horseback over a large distance, beating them back. This was the end of the war in the Western Transvaal and also the last major battle of the war.




  • South Africa
    Tuesday May 6, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Zulu faction had their cattle stolen and their people mistreated by the Boers as a punishment for helping the British

    South Africa
    Tuesday May 6, 1902

    On 6 May 1902 at Holkrantz in the southeastern Transvaal, a Zulu faction had their cattle stolen and their people mistreated by the Boers as a punishment for helping the British. The local Boer officer then sent an insulting message to the tribe, challenging them to take back their cattle. The Zulus attacked at night, and in a mutual bloodbath, the Boers lost 56 killed and 3 wounded, while the Africans suffered 52 killed and 48 wounded.




  • Pretoria, South Africa
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Treaty of Vereeniging

    Pretoria, South Africa
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    31 May 1902, with 54 of the 60 delegates from the Transvaal and Orange Free State voting to accept the terms of the peace treaty.




  • Pretoria, South African Republic
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Treaty of Vereeniging

    Pretoria, South African Republic
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    The last of the Boers surrendered in May 1902 and the war ended with the Treaty of Vereeniging signed on 31 May 1902.




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