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Stormberg is in Cape Colony, 10 miles north of Molteno.

On the outbreak of war the town was garrisoned by the British but this force withdrew on 2 Nov 1899 at the advance of the Boers. The Boer forces took the town on 25 Nov 99.

General Gatacre left Molteno on 9 Dec 1899 but lost its way during the night march and came across the Boers in the early morning. A fight ensued until Gatacre withdrew his men. 634 British officers and men were left as prisoners.

Gatacre finally occupied Stormberg on the Boer withdrawal on 6 Mar 1900.



Source: ILN 23 December 1899
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One of the field guns captured by the Boers at Stormberg

Source: Heroes of the Boer War by F Rompel
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"The last stand" - General Gatacre's force at Stormberg

Source: Mahan's Story of the War in South Africa 1899-1900
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Two maps based on a the map from the Times History



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