Gingindlovu Battlefield

    James Van Vuuren (Contact Person)
    (035) 870 2052 (Telephone)
    (033) 342 6097 (Fax)
    amafa.pmb@pixie.co.za (Email)

Postal Address

PO Box 2685
Pietermaritzburg
3200

Description

During a period of ten weeks during the Anglo-Zulu war, the British forces at Eshowe were besieged by the Zulus and cut off from communications and supplies. On 2 April 1879, the Zulus attacked the forces attempting to relieve Eshowe at Gingindlovu, were repulsed and Eshowe was relieved the following day. There is a graveyard nearby, where the few British casualties are buried.


    

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