South African Wars in the 1800's
Since the capture of Cape Town from the Dutch in 1795 Britian has either rules or had considerable influence on Southern Africa.
There have been many skirmises but three main wars were
Second Boer War 1889-1902
Essex Regiments had little involvement in the First Boler war or the Zulu War, although many individuals from the Regiments and Militia Units did so, but the Essex Regiments played a full role in the Second Boer War.