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South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 From the Commencement of the War to the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899   By:

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[Illustration: "ALL THAT WAS LEFT OF THEM."

THE BLACK WATCH AFTER THE BATTLE OF MAGERSFONTEIN.

From the Drawing by R. Caton Woodville.]

SOUTH AFRICA

AND THE

TRANSVAAL WAR

BY LOUIS CRESWICKE AUTHOR OF "ROXANE," ETC.

WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS

IN SIX VOLUMES

VOL. II. FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR TO THE BATTLE OF COLENSO, 15TH DEC. 1899

EDINBURGH: T. C. & E. C. JACK 1900

CONTENTS VOL. II.

PAGE CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE vii

CHAPTER I

THE CRISIS AT HOME 1

IN SOUTH AFRICA 2

THE OCCUPATION OF DUNDEE 7

THE BATTLE OF GLENCOE 14

ELANDSLAAGTE 20

THE RETREAT FROM DUNDEE 32

SIR W. PENN SYMONS GLENCOE 35

THE BATTLE OF REITFONTEIN 36

LADYSMITH 38

THE BATTLE OF LOMBARD'S KOP 41

THE DISASTER OF NICHOLSON'S NEK 45

THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH 51

CHAPTER II

THE SIEGE OF MAFEKING 55

KIMBERLEY 64

CHAPTER III

NATAL 70

THE INVASION OF CAPE COLONY 76

THE BATTLE OF BELMONT 86

THE BATTLE OF GRASPAN 92

THE BATTLE OF MODDER RIVER 97

AFTER THE FIGHT 108

CHAPTER IV

THE INVESTMENT OF LADYSMITH 110

ESTCOURT 119

ARMOURED TRAIN DISASTER AT CHIEVELEY 121

ESTCOURT 126

THE FIGHT ON BEACON HILL 132

LADYSMITH 135

ESTCOURT AND FRERE 139

SURPRISES AT LADYSMITH 145

FRERE CAMP 151

CHAPTER V

ACTIVITY AT THE CAPE 154

WITH GENERAL GATACRE 159

THE REVERSE AT STORMBERG 163

AT THE MODDER RIVER 168

THE BATTLE OF MAJESFONTEIN 171

CHAPTER VI

CHIEVELEY CAMP 187

THE BATTLE OF COLENSO 188

FACSIMILE OF MS. OF MR. RUDYARD KIPLING'S WAR POEM "THE ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR" 203

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS VOL. II.

CHART SHOWING STAFF APPOINTMENTS MADE AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR At front

1. COLOURED PLATES

PAGE "ALL THAT WAS LEFT OF THEM." The Black Watch after the Battle of Majesfontein. By R. Caton Woodville Frontispiece

OFFICER OF THE 9TH LANCERS 38

SERGEANT, KING'S ROYAL RIFLES 80

PRIVATE AND CORPORAL OF THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS 96

SERGEANT AND PRIVATE OF THE DUBLIN FUSILIERS 102

SIGHTING A NAVAL FIELD GUN 128

SERGEANTS OF THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY WITH A 12 POUNDER 144

SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE NEW SOUTH WALES LANCERS 154

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