The Umgeni, which rises in the Spion Kop hills some 30 m.
They had penetrated the enemy's right centre by the seizure of Spion Kop, but the force there became the target for the concentrated attacks of the Boers, and, after suffering heavily, was withdrawn (Jan.
The mounted troops Kop. engaged a Boer force north-west of the point of Spion passage, but were brought back to take part in a general right wheel of the forces of the Tugela, pivoting on Trichardt's Drift.
The Spion Kop incident led to much controversy; for an admirable elucidation of the facts see The Times History of the War in South Africa.
The chief height in this fourth range is Spion Kop (7037 ft.), about 25 m.
He was in command of the Boers at the battles of Colenso and Spion Kop, and these victories earned him so great a reputation that on the death of P. J.
That Spion Kop, with Vaal Kranz and Pieter's Hills, are heights on the northern bank of the upper Tugela.
This is not the Spion Kop rendered famous during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902.
Buller's operations, too, had cost at Colenso r roo men, at Spion Kop r 700, at Vaalkrantz 400, and now in the last long-drawn effort 16 oo more - over s000 in all.