By: Cayden, Ashleen, Melissa, Dawson, Olin
Dates and Background Information
The Boers only had 88,000 soldiers and they were led by Louis Botha, Jan Smuts.
However, the Boer war was given the name to the South African wars 1880-1 and then 1899-1902. The Boers were able to successfully besiege the British garrisons, at Ladysmith and Mafeking, then Kimberley. The Boers were under the leadership of Paul Kruger.