At Magersfontein, the famous Scottish Highland Brigade marched into a “slaughterhouse” of fire by Boer marksmen.

General Sir Redvers Buller

Black Day at Magersfontein

By Kelly Bell

During the third week in November 1899, British forces under the overall command of General Sir Redvers Buller were marching northward across South Africa’s Orange Free State in a campaign to relieve the strategically vital railroad center of Kimberley. Read more

For 119 days, the British garrison at Ladysmith held out as Boer gunners hammered them from the hills beyond.

General Sir Redvers Buller

The Relief of Ladysmith

By John Brown

In the early hours of October 12, 1899, Commandant-General Piet Joubert and 15,000 Boers crossed the border between Transvaal and Natal near Laing’s Nek in southern Africa. Read more