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16 Oktober 1836 [[Space:Voortrekkers:_Vegkop|Voortrekkers : Vegkop]] :

Vegkop

Vegkop Vegkop
16 October 1836
    1. Nota: Five thousand warriors had failed to defeat thirty-three Boer men and seven boys.
    2. Nota: Two Boers had been killed: one of them was Nicholas Potgieter, brother of the trek leader
    3. Nota: They were Nicolaas PotgieterPotgieter-2624 and Piet Botha Botha-3252 (brother and son-in-law of kommandant Hendrik Potgieter, respectively)
    4. Nota: fourteen men had been hurt
    5. Nota: The laager was formed immediately to the south of Doornkop. Subsequently, the Voortrekkers dispatched a three-man reconnaissance patrol, comprising Nicolaas Potgieter, Jan Celliers and Joachim Botha,
    6. Nota: Early in the morning, a commando comprising all able-bodied men (about 36) went out in search of the Ndebele. Among them were Hendrik Potgieter, Sarel Celliers, J L Botha, Jacobus Potgieter, Hermanus Potgieter, Joachim Botha and Piet Botha (VOM, 1986, p60).
Oorlede
  1. Nicolaas PotgieterPotgieter-2624
    1. Nota: The Voortrekkers dispatched a three-man reconnaissance patrol, comprising Nicolaas Potgieter, Jan Celliers and Joachim Botha,
  2. Piet Botha Botha-3252
    1. Nota: Piet Botha (VOM, 1986, p60).
Name van Boere teenwoordig
  1. J G S Bronkhorst
    1. Nota:
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
  2. J L Botha,
    1. Nota: (VOM, 1986, p60)
  3. Joachim Botha
    1. Nota: The Voortrekkers dispatched a three-man reconnaissance patrol, comprising Nicolaas Potgieter, Jan Celliers and Joachim Botha,
    2. Nota: (VOM, 1986, p60)
  4. Jan Celliers
    1. Nota: The Voortrekkers dispatched a three-man reconnaissance patrol, comprising Nicolaas Potgieter, Jan Celliers and Joachim Botha,
  5. Carel Cilliers
    1. Nota: Carel=Sarel?
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
  6. Sarel Celliers Cilliers-32
    1. Nota: (VOM, 1986, p60)
  7. A de Lange
    1. Nota:
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
  8. R Jansen
    1. Nota:
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
  9. Casper Jan Hendrik Kruger Kruger-324
    1. Nota: Vader van Paul Kruger. Was ook by Boomplaats Dr EE Mossop
  10. C Liebenberg
    1. Nota:
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
  11. H Nieuwenhuizen
    1. Nota:
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
  12. D Opperman
    1. Nota:
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
  13. Hendrik Potgieter Potgieter-13
    1. Nota:Komandant
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
    3. Nota: (VOM, 1986, p60)
  14. Hermanus Potgieter
    1. Nota: broer van Hendrik Potgieter
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
    3. Nota: (VOM, 1986, p60)
  15. Jacobus Potgieter
    1. Nota: Hendrik Potgieter had sent his brother, Jacobus, to Blesberg to request oxen
    2. Nota: (VOM, 1986, p60)
  16. J Robberts
    1. Nota:
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
  17. L van Vuuren
    1. Nota:
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
  18. A Zwanepoel
    1. Nota:
    2. Nota: Deel van Verkenners party van Potgieter vertrek 24 Mei terugekeer 2 September
Gevlug
  1. Louw du Plessis
    1. Nota: On approaching the laager, however, some members of the commando panicked and broke away. Thus Louw du Plessis, 'Kort' Floris Visser and 'Klein' Marthinus van der Merwe did not participate in the defence of the laager, but returned unharmed a few days later, henceforth to be known as the lafaards (cowards).
  2. Floris Visser
    1. Nota: On approaching the laager, however, some members of the commando panicked and broke away. Thus Louw du Plessis, 'Kort' Floris Visser and 'Klein' Marthinus van der Merwe did not participate in the defence of the laager, but returned unharmed a few days later, henceforth to be known as the lafaards (cowards).
  3. Marthinus van der Merwe
    1. Nota: On approaching the laager, however, some members of the commando panicked and broke away. Thus Louw du Plessis, 'Kort' Floris Visser and 'Klein' Marthinus van der Merwe did not participate in the defence of the laager, but returned unharmed a few days later, henceforth to be known as the lafaards (cowards).

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