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GENERAL FRENCH. THE COLESBERG FIGHT. GALLANT AFFAIR. THE BRITISH LOSSES. Rensburg, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 9.25 a.m. About eleven o'clock on Monday evening, the Boers crept over some dead ground, and attacked the New Zealand Hill, which is held by a detachment of the 1st Yorkshires and the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, supported by four guns of 0 Battery, two on each side of the hill. The Boers crept up to within short range without discovery. They then delivered a volley, which caused our principal loss. The Yorkshires and New Zealanders fixed bayonets to charge, and the Boers immediately retired, but in retreating came under a fire which inflicted severe loss. Meanwhile the Boers attacked our right wing, and heavy fighting ensued there, but the attack was repulsed. The Boer gun came into action too late to render assistance to their attack, and was easily driven off by our battery. Our loss amounts to five Yorkshires killed, and four wounded, and one New Zealander killed and one wounded. The Boer loss exceeds 50. Some of their dead are lying on ground held by us. Tuesday, 5.45 p, m. The repulse of the Boers yesterday is of great importance. General French this morning warmly praised the New Zeaianders and Yorkshires, thanking Captain Maddox, cf the New Zealanders, who took charge when Captain M. H. Orr, of the Yorkshires. was wounded. It was Captain Maddox who ordered the bayonet charge which determined the result of the fight.

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