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Jameson Raid

Jameson Raid, an advance made by Dr. Jameson, one of the officers of the British South Africa Company, on Dec. 29,1896, into the territory of the Transvaal. Dr. Jameson was completely defeated by the Boers at Krugersdorp, and surrendered with all his force. The proceedings were repudiated by the High Commissioner of South Africa, and Dr. Jameson was afterwards tried and sentenced to fifteen months' imprisonment.