Siege of Ladybrand OFS 1900
1 September 2017
SIEGE OF LADYBRAND
CAPE TOWN. Sept. 5.— The siege of Ladybrand has been raised after several desperate attempts to capture the town and its little garrison of 130 British troops. The Boers who attacked Ladybrand are estimated to have numbered over 2000 men. The British were summoned to surrender September 2 (Sunday), but refused, and from that time on were subjected to continual cannon and rifle fire. The burghers twice tried to rush the British position. Probably the approach of a relief force saved the little garrison. MASERU, Basutoland. Sept. 5.— The Boers left Ladybrand last evening, looted the stores and took all the horses. Including the cavalry mounts. The British casualties were five wounded.
CAPE TOWN. Sept. 5.— The arrival here of four of Lord Roberts' chargers is taken to be an indication that the commander in chief of the British forces In South Africa will soon return to England.