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Battle of Poplar Grove
Part of Second Boer War
Date 7 March 1900
Location Poplar Grove, Orange Free State
28°54′32″S 25°21′57″E / 28.90889°S 25.36583°E / -28.90889; 25.36583Coordinates: 28°54′32″S 25°21′57″E / 28.90889°S 25.36583°E / -28.90889; 25.36583
Result British victory
Belligerents
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Flag of Transvaal.svg South African Republic
Flag of the Orange Free State.svg Orange Free State
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Lord Roberts Orange Free State Christiaan de Wet
Strength
6,000 5,000
Casualties and losses
1,100 total, including;
280 dead
1,000 dead
4,000 captured


The Battle of Poplar Grove on 7 March 1900 followed on from the Relief of Kimberley during the Second Boer War as the British army moved to take the Boer capital of Bloemfontein. The Boers were demoralised following the surrender of Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg. General Sir John French's cavalry did not get into position on time as planned, so the Boer army mostly just fled.

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