South African War , also called Boer War , Second Boer War , or Anglo-Boer War ; to Afrikaners, also known as the Second War of Independence , war fought from Oct. 11, 1899, to May 31, 1902, between Great Britain and the two Boer (Afrikaner) republics—the South African Republic ( Transvaal ) and the Orange Free State —resulting in British victory.

If the Nama-Herero wars were among the most savage in colonial Africa, an equally bitter, costly colonial war was fought by Britain against the Afrikaner South African Republic. The reasons for the South African (or Anglo-Boer) War (1899–1902) remain controversial: some historians…

The Boers, realizing war was unavoidable, took the offensive. On Oct. 9, 1899, they issued an ultimatum to British government, declaring that a state of war would exist between Britain and the two Boer republics if the British did not remove their troops from along the border. The ultimatum expired without resolution, and the war began on Oct. 11, 1899.

South African War , also called Boer War , Second Boer War , or Anglo-Boer War ; to Afrikaners, also known as the Second War of Independence , war fought from Oct. 11, 1899, to May 31, 1902, between Great Britain and the two Boer (Afrikaner) republics—the South African Republic ( Transvaal ) and the Orange Free State —resulting in British victory.

If the Nama-Herero wars were among the most savage in colonial Africa, an equally bitter, costly colonial war was fought by Britain against the Afrikaner South African Republic. The reasons for the South African (or Anglo-Boer) War (1899–1902) remain controversial: some historians…

The Boers, realizing war was unavoidable, took the offensive. On Oct. 9, 1899, they issued an ultimatum to British government, declaring that a state of war would exist between Britain and the two Boer republics if the British did not remove their troops from along the border. The ultimatum expired without resolution, and the war began on Oct. 11, 1899.

Many of these men of extreme courage, never received the public recognition and life long opportunities comensorate with their acts of valor. The majority died in poor surroundings and often without military pensions. In their memory and in the tradition of honoring the "Bravest of the Brave", these soldiers are saluted.
 

The President of the United States in the name of the Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to:
 

BOYNE, THOMAS - Sgt., Co C, 9th U.S. Cavalry.
Action: At Mimbres Mountains, N. Mex., May 29,1879; at Cuchillo Negro River near Ojo Caliente, N. Mex., Sept. 27,1879. Born: Prince George's County, Md.
Issued: Jan 6, 1882.
Citation: Bravery in action.

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