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Identifier: battlesofninetee06forb
Title: Battles of the nineteenth century
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900 Atteridge, A. Hilliard (Andrew Hilliard)
Subjects: Battles Military history, Modern
Publisher: London New York : Cassell and Company
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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s of the Boers in the successfulcampaign that ended at Majuba. He hadorganised the new army, and commanded inseveral native wars. In the great war thatbegan in October, iHo), iie had acted as generaldirector of the operations, and personally com-manded in the first months of the Natalcampaign. He had won the respect even ofthose who fought against him, and when thenews of his death reached Bloemfontein Lord of age, and when the war began he was anabsolutely unknown man. He had property inthe Wakkerstroom district, not far from LaingsNek, and in his farm there, more like an Englishcountry house than a Boer farmstead, he and hisIrish wife had welcomed many an Englishtraveller visiting the south of the republic. Hehad served in two campaigns against the natives,under Lucas Meyer, and had been selected byhis district as a member of the Volksraad, inwhich he seldom spoke and always voted with theProgressive minority, which sided with Joubertagainst the pnlic\- of Krujer and the Hollanders.

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JllllERIS KDNEKAL, .MARlH J9III.THE COFFIN ON A GfN CARRIAGE. Roberts sent a message of condolence to Joubertsfamily at Pretoria. Joubert was sixty-five years of age when thewar began. He was personally opposed to it,and his immediate friends knew well that henever believed in ultimate success, but hoped atmost to make a good fight and preserve somefragment of the independence of the republics.Some of the younger leaders had more than asuspicion that this was his state of mind, andthey held that the veteran commander hadgrown too old to be really enterprising, that hewas too slow in his operations and half-heartedin his attacks. Presidents Kruger and Stevnagreed that one of the younger men should beoffered the vacant post of Commander-in-Chief,and, to the delight of the burghers, the choicefell upon Commandant T-ouis Botha. He was a Transvaal Boer, not yet forty years During the an.\ious months of the sunin;cr ofiSqq, Louis Botha more than once urged thatpeace should be maintained wit

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