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Second Boer War

General Gatacre tried to recapture Stormberg railway junction about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of the Orange River

Sunday Dec 10, 1899
South Africa

On 10 December, General Gatacre tried to recapture Stormberg railway junction about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of the Orange River. Gatacre's attack was marked by administrative and tactical blunders and the Battle of Stormberg ended in a British defeat, with 135 killed and wounded and two guns and over 600 troops captured.


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