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COLENSO

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 666 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COLENSO, a village of Natal on the right or south bank of the Tugela river, 16 m. by rail south by east of Ladysmith. It was the scene of an action fought on the 15th of December 1899 between the British forces under Sir Redvers Buller and the Boers, in which the former were repulsed. (See LADYSMITH.)
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