British Occupation of Natal 1842-1843

[ 1842 - 1843 ]

The British government was concerned about possible disturbance of the peace in the eastern frontier of the Cape Colony caused by fleeing Zulu people, and in May 1842 British forces defeated the Boers at the Battle of Khangela (Congella). The Boers then went across the Khahlamba (Drakensberg) mountains and the Republic of Natalia became the British colony of Natal in 1843, with its boundaries as the Thukela river in the north, the Indian Ocean in the east, the Mthavuna river in the south and the Khahlamba Mountains in the west. North of the Thukela river there was a sovereign Zulu state under King Mpande (r.1840-72) and later Cetshwayo (r.1873-79).

<p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><font face="Arial" size="2">[also Anglo-Boer War, Natal War]</font></p><table class='table table-bordered col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-xs-12 margin20 row-30' border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><tbody><tr><td width="16%"><font face="Arial" size="2">State</font></td><td width="16%"><font face="Arial" size="2">Entry</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">Exit</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">Combat Forces</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">Population</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">Losses</font></td></tr><tr><td width="16%"><font face="Arial" size="2">Boers</font></td><td width="16%"><font face="Arial" size="2">1842</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">1843</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">10000</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">100000</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">3000</font></td></tr><tr><td width="16%"><font face="Arial" size="2">Britain</font></td><td width="16%"><font face="Arial" size="2">1842</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">1843</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">25000</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">24000000</font></td><td width="17%"><font face="Arial" size="2">4000</font></td></tr></tbody></table>

Total Casualties 7000 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 7000 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
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Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Boers and United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1842 1843 View

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