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THE BATTLE OP ALMA,
THE BATTLE OF ALMA,
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THE BATTLE FIELD.
Divested of technicalities, which to professional
men are superfluous, and by the uninitiated incom-
prehensible, the site of the battle of Alma may be
easily described. Advancing towards it, as seen
by the allied forces, a vast amphitheatre presented
itself, of luxuriant vineyards laden with grapes,
and gardens of surpassing beauty, in which the
apple, nectarine, peach, and pear tree, all the
flowers and fruits best known in England, ripened,
bloomed, and flourished in a fulness of maturity,
that as regarded home productions, threw all com-
petition in the shade.
4 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Through the centre of this valley runs a great
road, across, which, at about two and a half miles
from the sea, the Russians had established their
position. Precipitious cliffs from three to four hun-
dred feet high (those attacked and carried by the
heroic French Zouaves) strengthened the Russian
left — which cliffs, gradually diminishing in height,
swept round inland, and formed the amphitheatre
adverted to, terminated by a pinnacle or mass of
rock, again jutting boldly forward into the plain,
occupied by the extreme right of the Russians ;
and having between it and the higher cliffs at
the other extremity (Prince MenschikofFs left) an
opening or entrance of about two miles wide into
the amphitheatre within ; fringed by the Alma, a
shallow stream or rivulet fordable by men in most
places. Fronting the allied army, on the river's
near side, stood the villages of Bouliouk on the
left, and Almatamak on the right hand. The
THE BATTLE OP ALMA. 5
opposite bank of the Alma (spanned by a wooden
bridge) ascending abruptly by rugged slopes, until
it formed an inner ridge, or rising ground from
sixty to one hundred and fifty feet high, running
parallel to the river, obstructing the entrance to
the larger amphitheatre described ; and this inner
ridge or hill side, had consequently, to be sur-
mounted in order to reach the key of the Russian
position, which was the protruding pinnacle of
rock alluded to as forming one of its boundaries
at the entrance of the valley.
For the effective defence of this point, and in
short of the entire position, the best possible pre-
parations had been made. Half way down the
hill in front, a trench was excavated several hun-
dred yards in length, to afford shelter whilst re-
pelling an advance. Artillery was posted on every
spot that commanded the river fords, and practi-
cable approaches. The willows and other trees on
D THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
the banks of the Alma were cut down, to deprive
assailants of the slightest cover, and posts erected
at measured distances, to show the ranges of the
guns and line of fire best adapted to destroy. A
covered battery, somewhat retired on the right,
mounting seventeen heavy guns, many of them
thirty-two pounders, flanked the whole of the right
of the position, and commanded the village and
fords of Bouliouk. Upon the table lands, afforded
by the slopes of the inner ridge, the enemy's
infantry were placed, and on the heights above
his great reserve, amounting in the whole (cavalry
and artillery included), at least, to fifty thousand
men— covered and supported by the fire of one
hundred and eighty cannon.
Such then was the field, — with its con-
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
War emblazoned — toil inured,
Gathering throng the allied host,
Sickness, suffering, want endured,
On Crimea's rugged coast,
For the drum and bugle blast
Now awaken echo's train,
Slumbering 'mid the autre 's vast
Piled round Almatamak's plain,
Crossed by Alma's flood,
Which ere long for thousands slain
Mourned in tears of blood : —
No— the modest trembling stream
Blushed at foiled ambition's dream.
8 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Gallant Gaul, and Britain brave,
Side by side behold,
On their right the Moslem grave
Famed in fields of old ;
O'er the whole St. Arnaud ruled, 1
Marshal meet of such array,
Afric trained and battle schooled,
Chief of warrior chiefs that day
As his rank bespoke : —
Eaglan 2 leading to the fight
England, Ireland, Scotland's might,
" Britain's hearts of oak ;"
Nor had ever summer airs
Prouder banners spread than theirs.
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Worthy of her ancient fame
Eussia takes the field,
Howsoever much to blame
Never known to yield ;
Bugged as their father-land,
Fierce in spirit, strong of hand,
Beady at the Czar's command
Willingly to die ;
Mark where Bussia*s warrior band,
Hold yon mountain high ;
Forty thousand — bayonets told — *
Full six thousand horsemen bold,
Whilst two hundred cannon vast
Bound a deathshade deeply cast,
Where, by mine and firm stockade,
Every nook's a fortress made ;
Upward, guns of largest size
Midway rake the hillock's rise,
10 THE BATTLE OF ALULA.
And from neighbouring rocky steep
Stream, and gorge, and valley sweep,
Flanking ford and pass,
Peering forth from caverns deep,
Masked midst flowers and grass : —
Till exhausted skill at length
Proudly views its massive strength,
And, each stratagem essayed
That hath foeman's footstep stayed,
Menschikoff* might justly deem
Armed assault a maniac's dream,
Laughed at as a jest,
Waiting but at one fell swoop
On the coming foe to stoop
From this Eagle nest,
As his eye with conscious pride
Glanced along the mountain's side ; —
Nor had sunbeam ever sat
On a host more fierce than that !
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 11
Hardy Briton — fiery Gaul,
Whom no sights or sounds appal,
Here a stubborn foe you find,
Be not to his prowess blind ;
Gird your loins, 'mid cannon's roar,
Trumpet's scream, and rocket's hiss,
E'en your sires renowned of yore,
Ne'er saw field like this ;
For — in horrors undefined,
Death's pale horse here stalks before,
Leaving hope behind.
Marshalled first, in wedge-like form, 5
Forward dashes knightly France,
Prompt to break 'mid battle's storm
Still the foremost lance ;
Gallia boast them as thine own,
Finer soldiers — braver men,
Ne'er upheld thy laurelled throne,
Better fought than then !
12 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Through the valley on the right,
Charging heedless of the slain,
Canrobert 6 his Eagle's flight
Points the heights to gain ;
Led by one whose Princely name,*
Highest stands in kingly fame,
Once more, hailed with fierce acclaim,
At those fatal fords,
Where recross, midst shrouding flame,
French and Eussian swords. 8
Onward France ! the foe aghast,
Sees the ford and village past;
But, avoid yon mountain steep, 9
Beetling o'er the foaming deep,
Full four hundred feet on high,
Steeply towering to the sky,
Up, whose rocky face to strive,
Mortal man shall not survive ?
Honoured France ! thy mettled blood,
Heeds not mountain, tower, or flood ;
Higher yet — and higher still,
See ! they climb yon deadly hill,
Hanging there, a mote in size
O'er the black cliff's rifted rise,
Clinging fast with clutching hand,
Where a goat could scarcely stand,
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 13
Or, as valour's self may end,
Mangled, writhing, prone descend: —
Still — at length a gallant few,
Gain the top and form anew,
Where, e'en Menschikoff that morn,
Deemed attack " a hope forlorn ;"
Sergeant Fleury 10 past the rest
Pushing on with dauntless breast,
Till he gains the watch tower walls ;
And near Prince Napoleon falls ;
Honored be his laurelled head,
Numbered with— the deathless dead !
Then once more, proud Eussia sees,
Foes whom here, no snow-storms freeze ;
Nay beholds o'er forts reduced,
Sight to quench her cherished pride,
Moscow's Eagles, reproduced
At the Alma's side ;
All their pristine glories bright
Clothed in renovated light !
France, what thus these heroes dare,
Thousands of thy sons still sigh,
Breathing as an earnest prayer,
Hour like this, for thee, to share —
See such sight — and die !
14 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
But, whilst Bosquet's 11 gallant bands
Thus outflank them on the height,
Seek we, how the battle stands,
Towards the Russian right ;
Where heroic Eaglan sage,
Calmly scans war's blood-stained page,
And in characters of fire
Watches Bussia's vengeful ire,
Told by symbols that reveal
Europe's future woe or weal.
Firmly as the steadfast rock
Which defends their island shore,
Meets the wintry tempest's shock,
But its utmost rage to mock ;
Moves each British corps ;
In contiguous columns twain, 12
Traversing the flowery plain,
Towards a ford where Alma's bank
Seemed least clothed in verdure dank ;
Though with batteries o'erspread,
Bristling from its sedgy bed,
Up to where a massive mound,
Intersects the higher ground,
Wherein ambushed death reclines
Canon-shaped in triple lines ;
And displays a sylvan scene
Fair as youthful love would paint,
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 15
Such as Eden might have been,
Marred by deadly taint.
On they rush-— a lurid gleam
Scintillates from mound and tower,
Lights with death the livid stream,
Shrouds an iron shower,
Harrowed, torn, the ground upheaves
As where ploughs have passed,
Thousands fall, like autumn leaves,
Seared by wintry blast ; —
Yet unmoved, with steady nerve,
Lo ! the modern Spartan's dress,
Decimated — do not swerve,
But still onward press,
As deployed — their lines advance —
" Go it England" 13 — forward France !
And the day's your own ;
Though its horrors to enhance,
Plain and path with fire are strown ; —
Dimly seen by lightning's glance,
Flowing blood and shattered bone ; —
Whilst the village in a blaze,
Flashes, flickers, and decays.
Through the water, up the bank,
Now they struggle, rank o'er rank,
16 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Dashing into vineyards wide
Spreading o'er the river's side,
Where, the fruit they calmly strip 14
Just to cool the parching lip,
Then refreshed in heart and will,
Grasp their arms and mount the hill ;
Led by Brown, at sixty-five, 15
Shouting, as they upward strive,
" England ! Ireland ! sturdy Gael !
Now your trusty bayonets try,
Heedless of this iron hail,
Forward — do, or die l"
Yelling fiercely at the thought,
Scotland's blood is mantling high,
Nearly unto madness wrought
By the Guardsman's thrilling cheer,
And by Campbell's startling cry,
" We'll have none but bonnets here !" 16
Which in friendly guise defied
Heroes never yet denied —
And who charging, breast to breast,
With them cross the rampart's crest 1 *
There, flowed forth no scanty flood,
Britain, of thy richest blood,
For, commingling as of old,
Ardent Knight and Bowman bold,
Lordly heir, and peasant brave,
Found alike a soldier's grave.
THE RATTLE OF ALMA. 17
Nor, did an unworthy foe,
Meet their vigour's fiercest blow ;
Long for dogged nerve renowned,
Inch by inch they hold their ground ;
Or e'en failing to defend,
Like a fiery cloud descend
Fiercely to destroy,
Fatal as the simoon's breath,
Spreading desolation, death,
Where was life and joy : —
Lo ! the fruits ambition bears,
Widow's scream, and orphan tears !
But — as when in hunter's toil,
Lured to death, yet unsubdued,
'Midst appliances to foil,
Mangled, writhing, gore imbued,
Still the Lion sternly shares
All vindictive malice dares,
And though maimed, and wounded sore,
Turns to make one effort more ;
Breaks through every tangled tie,
And in strength — the whirlwind's sweep,
Hurls the foes who seek to fly,
Headlong o'er the steep : —
Thus— reforming, where destroyed,
Closing o'er their comrades slain,
18 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Still the stern brigades deployed,
Closed — and charged again ; —
Princely Cambridge at their head, 18
Leading midst unnumbered dead.
Then, whilst steel was steel opposed,
Waned the deadly fire around,
For no smitten foe disclosed
Aught but arm-dealt wound ;
All in one sad livery drest,
Cloven skull, or gaping breast.
Fainting in the sun's fierce ray,
Struggling up that dread defile,
Hope still cheered the warrior's way,
Throned on woman's smile,
Shedding o'er that field of strife,
Promised blessings, honours, life —
And, bright thought, all else above,
Laurels gained for those we love.
Strike then, England, for the past,
Hearts at home and ancient fame !
On them, Scotland, like a blast
Fraught with scorching flame !
Dear old Ireland, be not last
To uphold thy name,
" Faugh-a-ballagh's" 1 ^ stirring cheer,
Ne'er was wanted more than here !
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 19
Long, in savage clasp embraced,
Hostile ranks were interlaced ;
Till deploying as they fought,
Britain's flanks were forward brought,
Like red serpents still unrolled 80
Some fresh victim to enfold ;
Then, with a terrific shout,
Closing on the weakened foe,
Flight became a perfect rout,
Checked advance an overthrow ; —
For, victorious on the left,
France o'erlapped the " heady fight,"
Having Bussia's helmet cleft,
In her 'hour of might ;
And avenged, at one fell blow,
Years of hatred, guile, and woe.
20 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Soon diversely scattered wide,
Ebbed the blood-stained human tide ;
Leaving, as when storms are o'er,
Wrecks abandoned on the shore ;
Not as men bereft pf hope
On some future field to cope,
But, like wearied boar at bay,
Conquered, yet resolved to slay.
Whilst face-stricken, nearly blind,
Hot pursuit and death behind,
Menschikoff 81 the country crossed,
And with heart forlorn,
Witnessed — all but honour — lost
Since that fatal morn.
Proof, if proof were still required ?
That, though Kings be power elate,
Confident in strength acquired,
Heaven decrees each battle's fate !
And — the pride which man applauds,
All that fool's distinction deem,
Are but folly's tinselled gauds : —
Life itself— a passing dream.
BATTLE OF ALMA.
1 O'er the whole St. Arnaud ruled,
Marshal meet of such array ;
Page 8, line 6.
Marshal St. Arnaud, generalissimo, and com-
mander-in-chief of the allied armies. Born in
Paris on the 26th of August, 180] . At the age of
fifteen entered the garde des corps, and became
a sub-lieutenant in the infantry of the line, but
subsequently left the army, and did not return to
the service until 1831. Took an active part in
the war of La Vendee, as orderly officer to Mar-
shal Bugeaud. Distinguished himself at the
24 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
siege of Constantine ; received the decoration of
the Legion of Honor ; and in 1840, having dis-
played great courage and talent in a series of
battles in Algeria, was raised to the rank of Com-
mandant in the 18th regiment of infantry. In
1842, made Lieutenant-Colonel 15th regiment —
in 1844, Colonel 32nd regiment — and in 1847,
Major-General : — having also been successively
promoted to the rank of officer and commander
in the Legion of Honor. In 1850, General St.
Arnaud commanding the province of Constantine,
as such, made a brilliant campaign against the
Kabyles. Subsequently returned to France; re-
ceived the command of the 2nd division of the
army of Paris ; and soon afterwards was made
minister of war. In 1 852, promoted Marshal of
France ; named senator ; and received the grand
cross of the Legion of Honor.
the approval of all the nations, Marshal
d took command of the allied armies, as
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 25
commander-in-chief. And, after a display of
physical courage, talent, and energy, only ex-
ceeded by the heroic magnanimity with which,
whilst actually suffering the agonies of death from
a fatal disease, he continued to fulfil his functions
to the last ; — gloriously perished in the execution
of his duty, dying of long-standing heart disease,
on the 29th September, 1854 ; after achieving
(all circumstances considered) one of the greatest
victories upon record. Among the manifold
heroes of whom France can boast, his name may
be proudly enrolled — for, to the political opponent
or private slanderer, it will be sufficient to reply,
that, viewed from a distance through a distorting
medium, there appear to be spots upon the sun.
France and Europe, by his decease, have sustained
a loss it will be difficult to repair.
26 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
3 Raglan leading to the fight,
England, Ireland, Scotland's might,
''Britain's hearts of oak !"
Page 8, line 10.
General Lord Raglan, commander of the British
forces in the East, had under him at the battle of
Alma, Lieutenant- General Sir George Brown,
commanding the light division — Lieutenant-Ge-
neral His Royal Highness the Duke of Cam-
bridge, commanding the first division — Lieu-
tenant-General Sir De Lacy Evans commanding
the second division — and Lieutenant-General Sir
Richard England commanding the third division.
Fourth division, Lieutenants General Sir George
Cathcart, and Cavalry in reserve.
To dwell upon the services or talents of Lord
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 27
Raglan might here be considered supereroga-
tory; but the following extract from Marshal St
Arnaud's despatch, will be read throughout the
land with exultation : " The English attacked
the Eussian positions in admirable order, under
the fire of their cannon, carried them, and drove
off the Russians. The bravery of Lord Raglan
rivals that of antiquity ; in the midst of cannon
and musket shot he displayed a calmness which
never left him." In short, the presence of mind,
promptitude, and placid determination of Lord
Raglan, during the entire day, in the hottest of
the fire, and most exposed positions, excited
universal admiration — in courage, sagacity, and
experience, his Lordship is unsurpassed by any
existing omc'er of his standing.
28 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
3 Forty thousand — bayonets told—
Full six thousand horsemen bold.
Page 9, line 11.
44 The Russian army reckoned forty thousand
bayonets from all parts of the Crimea; in the
morning there arrived from Theodosia, six thou-
sand cavalry, and one hundred and eighty pieces
of heavy and field artillery. n — Mabshal St.
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 29
4 Menschikoff might justly deem,
Aimed assault a maniac's dream.
Page 10, line 10.
Prince Menschikoff commanded in chief —
General Kirukoff the right — and General Gorts-
chakoff the left wing of the Eussian army. And,
that Prince Menschikoff considered his position
on the heights of Alma impregnable there can be
no doubt, as in an intercepted despatch, addressed
to His Imperial Majesty the Czar, he promises
speedily to inform him of the entire defeat of the
invaders. In fact, when it is considered that fifty
thousand men so advantageously posted, with one
hundred and eighty cannon, had to be attacked,
up the face of a steep hill, by thirty thousand in-
fantry, supported by an artillery force not pos-
30 THE BATTLE OF ALMA*
sessed of one half the number of the enemy's
guns, and of inferior calibre, such a conviction
on Prince Menschikoff 's part appeared to be war-
ranted by circumstances. That these obstacles
were overcome, and a victory gained over such
opponents, so located, in itself speaks volumes in
favour of the daring enterprize, inflexible courage,
and heroic perseverance of the conquerors, whose
military qualities, when thus happily united, are
capable of achieving anything, not in itself a phy-
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 31
* Marshalled first, in wedge-like form,
Forward dashes knightly France.
Page U, line IS.
" All the French divisions marched first, with
the brave first division of the gallant Ganrobert at
their head. Our order of march was en losange,
and the English forming the two north flanks,
marched next to us." — Notes by a French Naval
THE BATTLE C
" Ciinrobcrt his Eagle's flight,
Pointa the lieighta to gain.
General Canrobert, second in command of the
French army, an officer of great gallantry and
distinguished service, is thus eulogized in Mar-
shal St. Amaud's despatch : " General Canrobert,
to whom is due, in part, the honour of the day,
was slightly wounded by the splinter of a shell,
which struck him in the breast and hand, but he
is doing very well." General Canrobert, a very
able tactician, as well as chivalrous soldier, is
looked up to with great confidence by the French
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 33
7 Led by one whose Princely name,
Highest stands in kingly feme.
Page 12, line 5.
His Imperial Highness Prince Napoleon, com-
manded the third division of the French army ;
and in Marshal St. Arnaud's despatch is thus ad-
verted to : " Prince Napoleon, at the head of his
division, took possession of the large village of
Almatamak, under the fire of the Eussian bat-
teries. The Prince showed himself worthy of the
great name he bears." To which, it may be
added, that his Imperial Highness was received
throughout the day with enthusiastic shouts of
" Vive TEmpereur!" (in which even the wounded
frequently rose from the ground to join) and
other acclamations, deservedly elicited by his in-
34 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
trepid conduct and heroic demeanour where
danger and death were imminent upon manifold
remarkable occasions :— commenting upon which,
a sergeant of Zouaves summed up the Prince's
qualifications with a knowing wink, by observing —
" That cock's of the right kind, comrades — he
should have served with the Old Guard!" In
fact, there can be no doubt Prince Napoleon in-
herits the hereditary military talents, and unques-
tionable personal courage, which are known to be
the characteristics of his illustrious family.
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 35
8 Where recross, 'mid shrouding flame,
French and Russian swords.
Page 12, line 10.
The feelings of the French nation generally, as
regards Russia, may be best estimated by an ex-
tract from the notes of one of their own country-
men : " Oh ! the glorious and beautiful spectacle !
two armies were about to join battle under our
eyes. Our friends, our brethren in arms, at last
were on the point of finding themselves face to
face with the enemy so long wished for, so long
desired. France was about to cross swords with
Bussia — how great the duel !" Except from per-
sonal observation, it is impossible to appreciate
the patriotic enthusiasm and devotion by which
the heart of every Frenchman is influenced upon
THB BATTLE OP ALMA.
* But, avoid yon mountain steep,
Beetling o'er the foaming deep —
Up whoso rocky face to strire.
Mortal man (hall not Burrive J
The precise nature of the exploit adverted to,
and the difficulties surmounted, are thus described
by a spectator : " Our centre" (the French) " was
now in motion, and advancing in good order on
the village. At noon it approaches that position
which is covered by a cloud of Russian skir-
mishers. . The cannons roar, and the fire spreads
everywhere. During this time we see our right
pass the river at its mouth ; other columns push
Li-v-, pagging the stream any way they can.
n we are astonished to see our men
these seemingly inaccessible peaks.
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 37
clinging to everything, and swarming along like
ants. After twenty minutes' climbing we see them
rising on the crest of the hill, crowning every
elevation, and before Menschikoff could have be-
lieved his eyes, we have ten thousand men out-
flanking him on his left. Then he bethinks him
of driving back the danger, and launches against
Bosquet's Zouaves thirty pieces of artillery and
several columns of infantry. It is, however, too
late. Our troops do not give way a foot, six
pieces of artillery have succeeded in passing the
bridge, and advance to support Bosquet. When
Lord Baglan saw our divisions of the right climb-
ing the granite walls of the heights which shut in
the river, he applauded and shouted, 4 They are
not men, they are lions and tigers.'" And most
certainly, viewed in any light, this was an achieve-
ment which will always claim a conspicuous posi-
tion on the records of military daring.
Many of the attending incidents were deeply
38 THB BATTLE OF ALMA.
interesting, but space will here admit of only one
selection. Traversing the edge of the cliff which
the Zouaves had so nobly scaled and carried, in
search of any misery it might be possible to re-
lieve, on the morning after the battle, my atten-
tion was at length attracted to a French officer
who lay dead within a few yards of the verge of
the rocks, face downward, with the bodies of
three Eussian soldiers around him. One of them
still grasped the strap of the French officer's
epaulette, though the sword of the latter had
evidently, whilst he was so held, been thrust
through the Muscovite, in whose breast it re-
mained ; the Eussian, even in death, keeping hold
of a discharged pistol, which, with a bullet wound
in the officer's neck, told their own story of savage
though unequal combat, terminated by the de-
struction alike of the assailants and the assailed.
Although by no means an isolated instance in
which the same description of evidence proved
THE BATTLB OF ALMA. 39
that even greater disparity of numbers had as
fiercely contended on this " field of death ;" fronf
the peculiar disposition of the bodies, I paused to
examine this group ; and upon gently turning oyer
the French officer's body, became at once enlight-
ened as to causes and results. Beneath, and
gathered under him, clearly whilst dying, as it
bore the imprint of a gory hand in many places,
was a small tricolored flag, which, as well as a
portion of its short staff, was torn and ball-shat-
tered, actually riddled in such a manner as to
render it incomprehensible how it could have
been carried even thus far. The flag was so
crumpled up, I know no better term, as to be
quite concealed by the officer's body (surrounded
by the others) when stretched out to die : and the
last effort of the same blood-stained hand, had
been to remove his decoration of the Legion of
Honor, and to thrust it inside the breast of his
coat, where the officer's cross and ribbon still
40 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
remained in his grasp, squeezed against the
miniature of a young and handsome woman, sus-
pended round his neck; whose placid counte-
nance, thus associated with the horrors around,
appeared as if smiling at these ghastly proofs of
the instability of human life, its love, ambition,
hopes, and happiness ! On his person there were
but few papers, and those rendered nearly illegible
by blood stains. I made out, however, among
them, many scraps of, to me, original verse, and
therefore esteeming him a brother of tho gentle
art, I resolved that the head of the troubadour
should not remain unb.uried. And was still
busied in providing for him such a grave as a
mattock and sheltered nook afforded, when a pass-
ing patrol claimed and carried off the flag, after
closely questioning me as "to where it had been
found?" but in evidently a softened tone, after
they made out the nature of my employment, and
had fully satisfied themselves that I was an
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 41
Englishman. I learnt from them, the deceased
was a gallant and promising soldier, the orphan
son of an officer who had served under Napoleon
the First, remarkable for the mildness of his dis-
position and literary attainments ; who, after scal-
ing the cliff with the color slung across his back,
was last seen forcing his way through a host of
enemies, and striking down all before him, until
thus slain by a pistol-shot in the moment of
victory. The missing color, it was feared, had
been lost ; and the exultation with which its re-
covery was hailed, amounted almost to frenzy.
As a national characteristic, military enthusiasm,
which tends to foster among the populace, gener-
ally, an almost universal desire to become soldiers,
is, without doubt, more predominant in France
than any other country whatsoever; and their
natural disposition and personal qualifications
are unquestionably well adapted to the profession
THE BATTLE OS ALMA.
10 Seqeant Henry past the rest,
Poshing on with dauntlana breast,
Till he gains the watch-tower walls ; —
And near Prince Napoleon folia.
Upon reaching the top of the cliffs, the Zouaves
before they could reform after the perilous ascent,
were for a moment checked on the very brink of
the precipice; when, disregarding certain death,
and in the face of a tremendous fire of musketry,
Sergeant Ma} or Fleury dashed forward with the
tricolor, vociferating " Vive l'Empereur !" but
ivhiisl heroically planting it close to the base-
igular tower, was shot dead,
i adverted to in preceding note.
THE BATTLB 0* ALMA. 43
11 Bat whilst Bosquet's gallant bands
Thus outflank them on the height.
General Bosquet, a celebrated brave and ener
getic officer, commanded a division of the French
army at the battle of Alma. He is thus men-
tioned by Marshal St. Arnaud: "On the 20th,
from six o'clock in the morning, I carried into
operation with the division of General Bosquet,
reinforced by eight Turkish battalions, a move-
ment which turned the left of the Bussians and
some of their batteries. General Bosquet ma-
nceuvered with as much intelligence as bravery.
This movement decided the success of the day."
And the General can be truly said, upon this
occasion, to have increased a reputation of which
his country may be proud.
THB BATTLE OP ALMA.
" Id contiguous columns twain,
TniTeniing the flowery plain.
" The combined armies advanced on the same
alignment, her Majesty's troops in contiguous
double columns, with the front of two divisions
covered by light infantry and a troop of horse-
" On approaching to near the fire of the guns,
which soon became extremely formidable, the two
leading divisions deployed into line and advanced
to attack the front, and the supporting divisions
followed the movement. Hardly had this taken
place, when the village of Bouliouk, immediately
opposite the centre, was fired at all points, creat-
ig a continuous blaze for three hundred yards,
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 45
obscuring their position, and rendering a passage
through it impracticable." — Lord Baglan's De-
spatch. All difficulties were, however, sur-
mounted, as related in the text, and the troops
pressed forward to the attack "with the utmost
gallantry and steadiness."
13 Go it, England !"— Forward France !
And the day's jour own,
Page 18, line 10.
"Go it, Guards!" an exclamation effectively
used by Major General Bentick, in the very hottest
of the fire at Alma. " Go it !" however, appears to
have been previously vernacularized by even Eoyal
authority, as his late Majesty King William
IV., when Lord High Admiral, thus pithily
46 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
defined his intentions in a despatch to Admiral
Sir Edward Goddrington antecedent to the battle
of Navarino, "Go it, Ned!" Doubtlessly, how-
ever, all the Lady Tittletommys of the day, and
their snivelling counterparts in petticoats, will be
horrified at its importation into rhyme. " As sen-
timental phraseology"— observeth Mr. Nincom-
poop, Professor of Zoology, and A.S.S. — "is in
truth the roseate enhancing bloom upon the peach
of poesy — the great essential, as regards rythmical
refinement" It may be questionable, however, if
the professor, turning from the elegant, to the
useful in his own profession, could, off hand,
define the precise number of joints in a pig's tail.
" So difficult are beauties to distinguish, even in
our study's course."
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 47
14 Dashing into vineyards wide
Spreading o'er the river's side,—
Where the fruit they calmly strip
Just to cool the parching lip,—
Then refreshed in heart and will,
Grasp their arms and mount the hilL
Page 16, line 8.
This is only a plain statement of what actually
occurred-— the men paused in the vineyards to
refresh themselves with the grapes as calmly as if
" at ease " upon parade. Even theirs, however,
did not exceed the coolness said to have been ex-
hibited by a splendid six-foot specimen of Tippe-
rary produce, Captain O'T , who, when about
to lead a charge, whilst shot were flying in all
directions, roared out, " I wonder, Jack, what
discount Moses would be after allowing, 'any
friend in the city/ to take my bills off his hands
48 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
to-day, (bad luck to him !) if he saw me cutting such
a caper as this, at the head of a company of the 88th,
and my cursed acceptances not due for a month to
come ? Be Dad ! it would take the starch out of his
shirt collar, my friend. Ellen dear ! I would have
no objection to your seeing me though. But here
goes — trail arms — forward — charge bayonets —
double quick — Faugh-a-ballagh, my lads, and the
devil take the hindmost!" This provident calcu-
lator on exigent contingencies as regarded discount,
went however safely through the day, without
doubt to the great gratification and ultimate profit
of his accommodating, yet under the circum-
stances, anything but admiring friend, Mr. Moses,
of Wellsqueezem Street.
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 49
15 Led by Brown at sixty-five,
Shouting as they upward strive,
England ! Ireland ! hardy Gael !
Now your trusty bayonets try,
Heedless of this iron hail,
Forward ! — do or die !
Page 16, line 7.
Lieutenant- General Sir George Brown com-
manded the light division at Alma ; and is alike
honoured as a soldier, and valued as a man, on
whose head the sun of sixty-six summers has but
tended to shed matured energies and increasing
honours. The facts as narrated, are simply the
truth — require no comment, and need ao eulogy.
50 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
16 And by Campbell's startling cry,
" Well have none but bonnets here !"
Page 16, line 18.
Major-General Sir Colin Campbell commanded
the Highland Brigade on this occasion. Than
whom Scotland, as she boasts no higher name,
never yet produced a greater soldier, or a chieftain
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 51
17 And who charging breast to breast,
With them cross the rampart's crest.
The first British division commanded by his
Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, namely
the Grenadier, the Coldstream, and Scotch Fusilier
Guards, and the Highland Brigade, under Major-
General Sir Colin Campbell, consisting of the
42nd, 79th, and 93rd regiments, carried the re-
doubt after a deadly struggle, in which much of
Britain's best blood, in all ranks, was profusely
poured forth, the only emulation appearing to be
who should best and most energetically perform
the duties of their several stations; — for, this
second Thermopylae, found heroes as devoted as
52 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
the three hundred, hut happily more fortunate in
Across the very ground whereon the 7th, 23rd,
and 33rd regiments had been literally destroyed,
the Highlanders and Guards, over the bodies of
their fallen comrades, proceeded (as described
below) to attack the mound or earthwork, that
had proved so fatal to its former assailants, and
which presented as formidable an obstacle as it is
possible to imagine. With a deep trench in front,
seventeen brass thirty-two and twenty-four pounder
guns, were mounted on a turfed breastwork, occu-
pied by two thousand troops of all arms, the
battery and its approaches being also flanked and
enfiladed from all quarters by the fire of large
masses of infantry posted on the higher grounds.
A loud cheer by the Guards, was replied to with
a thrilling yell by the Highlanders, as the enemy's
cannon and musketry fire opened upon them
within a distance of one hundred yards. "By
THF BATTLE OF ALMA* 53
heavens ! as we were rushing up the hill, I felt
the blood tingling in my very toes. And when
the pipes, distinctly audible above the battle's din,
rang in my ears, and I looked upon the Campbell,
somewhat in advance, leading up to the cannon's
mouth, crying out at the top of his voice, ' Well
hae nane but Highland bonnets here!' In the
delirium of my love for Scotland at that moment
— and the thought, that even an arm so humble
as mine was there, to support her honour — my
heart leaped, and my teeth set, and my temples
throbbed, until I became actually giddy with ex-
citement, as I grasped my claymore, and they
brought their bayonets to the charge, and we all,
once more shouting * Scotland for ever ! ' rushed
through the fire at the redoubt, with a determina-
tion to carry it or perish. And with the Guards
we did do so, though dearly, too dearly was the
National mental impulses, the result probably
54 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
of education as well as temperament, flow however
in channels equally obvious to the observer, as
all other national characteristics. " How did you
feel, Tom?" said a gigantic guardsman to his
athletic, light haired, blue eyed comrade, as they
lay down on their straw for the night — " how did
you feel, when that infernal fire from the redoubt
opened upon us in front, almost close enough to
singe our whiskers ?" " Feel?" was the cairn re-
joinder — " why I felt I had a musket in my hands,
and a heart behind it, and remembered my dear
old widowed mother at home would expect to be
be able to say to our neighbours in Somersetshire,
that her son had stood up to them like a man."
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 55
18 Princely Cambridge at their head,
Leading midst unnumbered dead.
Page 18, line S.
Lord Raglan's Despatch states: "His Royal
Highness the Duke of Cambridge brought his
division into action in support of the light division
with great ability, and had for the first time an
opportunity of showing the enemy his devotion to
Her Majesty, and to the profession of which he is
so distinguished a member." When about to
storm the redoubt, His Royal Highness, rushing
to the front of the Guards, gave the order to
charge, and afforded many other proofs of his
ability and courage as a chivalrous leader.
56 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
19 Faugh-a-ballagh's ! stirring cheer,
Ne'er was wanted more than here.
Page 18, line 25.
Faugh-a-ballagh, " clear the way !" the motto on
the colours of the Cannaught Bangers, the 88th
regiment. It was also the war-cry of an ancient
Irish sept or clan, and is associated on the battle
field with many glorious reminiscences.
THE BATTLE OF ALMA. 57
90 Like red serpents still unrolled
Some new victim to enfold.
Page 19, line 5.
"At last at half-past three there is a great
movement visible on the right of the Russians.
It is the English troops making their appearance.
They are in two parallel lines. The Russians
resolve to attack them, and all at once three enor-
mous columns which formed the Eussian order of
battle. on the right, formed close column, fixed
bayonets, and rushed at a run on the first line of
the English. This resists; the second line ad-
vances to its support, and then the lines in front
which unroll themselves like long serpents lap
over the extremities enclosing the Russians be-
tween them. In this order of attack the English
58 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
bj stretching out & little hare the great advantage
of being able to surround the enemy. If the
centre of the English lines had been pierced, all
was over — the English army would have been
destroyed. But these brave fellows bore the shock
without breaking; and at this very moment a
French battery of horse artillery came up and took
the Russian mass on its flank. Then came a
frightful pell-mell ; there was no more firing, they
stabbed one another with the bayonet. At the
end of a quarter of an hoar the Russian mass was
destroyed, and the English lines re-forming in
close order, to close np the numerous gaps, rushed
on the Russian right From that time all went
down before us, and the Russians were soon in
iuU-r---a»t,"_ Notes of a French Naval Ofi^cer.
THE BATTLE 07 AULA. 59
91 Menschikoff the country crossed,
And with heart forlorn
Witnessed — all but honor — lost
Since that fatal morn.
Page SO, ttne 11.
Whatever may be the extent of Prince Menschi-
koffs want of temper— or the bad taste exhibited
by him at Constantinople and elsewhere as a
. diplomatist, of his being a great general, a most
persevering, gallant, devoted and faithful soldier,
there cannot now remain a doubt. Although
severely wounded in the face and hand at Alma,
he has since continued to conduct many important
operations at Sebastopol and vicinity, with heroic
fortitude under the most trying and adverse cir-
cumstances, for which it would be a mistake to
60 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
deny him the credit he deserves. Most men can
fight a winning battle, but it requires no common
degree of moral and physical courage to bear up
with undiminished energy against reiterated dis-
comfitures. To Prince Menschikoff this species
of merit will be accorded by all parties — and he
has fortunately to deal with two great nations who
can feelingly appreciate and honour the struggles
made by (even mistaken) patriotic gallantry,
notwithstanding it is, and has been pertinaciously
exerted in a manner detrimental to their interests.
To conquer an opponent so determined, adds ma-
terially to the zest of victory, and — next to having
no such foe to conquer — is, the greatest blessing to
OFFICEBS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFHCEBS,
SOLDIERS OF ALL ARMS,
KILLED AND WOUNDED
THE BATTLE OF ALMA,
SEPT. 20, 1854.
THB BATTLE OF ALMA. 63
NOMINAL RETURN OP CASUALTIES
WHICH OCCURRED IN ACTION OH
THE BI7EB ALMA, CBIMEA,
SEPT. 20, 1854.
General Staff. — Lieutenant T. Leslie, Royal Horse Guards,
Orderly Officer to the Commander of the Forces, wounded
severely ; Captain H. E. Weare, 50th Regiment, D.A.A.G.,
Staff. — Captain H. W. Cust, Coldstream Guards, Aide-de-
Camp to Major-General Bentinck, killed.
GRENADIER GUABD8 (3RD BATTALION).
Primates. Daniel Palmer James Broad
William Gordon James Baker Nehemiah Smith
Charles Gillard Henry Firman William Bowe
Noah Gosling Noah Fishlock John Champion
Grenadier Guards. — Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. H. Percy,
wounded slightly; Lieutenant B. Hamilton, wounded
slightly ; Lieutenant J. M. Burgoyne, wounded slightly.
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Pint Divitiort — Grenadier Otuadi continued.
William Rod per
Benjamin M assay
hh- ' ' Hmott
James Smith, 1st
William P. Skinner
LIST OP KILLED AND WOUNDED.
1ST BATTALION COLDSTREAM GUARDS.
Coldstream Guards — Captain H. W. Cust, killed, A.D.C.
Coldstream Guards. — Lieutenant G.
E. M. Creagh
1st battalion scots fusilier ouards.
G. Davis (3665)
Died of Wounds.
W Martin (3429)
J. S. Ogilvie
Thomas W. Hogg
Scots Fusilier Guards. — lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Dalrym-
ple, wounded slightly ; Lieutenant-Colonel C. A. Berkeley,
wounded severely; Lieutenant-Colonel H. P. Hepburn,
wounded severely; Lieutenant-Colonel F. Haygarth,
wounded severely; Captain Lord Chewton, wounded
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
First Division — Scots Fusilier Guards continued.
severely ; Captain J. D. Astlev, wounded severely ; Cap-
tain W. G. Bulwer, wounded severely; Captain C. F.
Buckley, wounded severely ; Captain K. Gipps, wounded
slightly ; Lieutenant Lord Ennismore, wounded severely;
Lieutenant Hon. H. Annesley, wounded severely.
i Jones .
William Lawrance Charles Bowley
H. Lawrance, Jun. Andrew Brenner
John R. Moore
J. Cameron (3rd co.)
James McKeckine Thomas Owen
T. Phillips (5th oo.)
LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED.
First Division — Scots Fusilier Guards continued*
Fred. W. Rogers
42nd regiment Highlanders.
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
First Division — 79th Highlander* continued.
John Browne James Anderson
James Dunbar William Kilgower
Edward M'Luslrie Thomas Chapman
93rd Regiment. — Lieutenant R. Abercrombie, killed.
William M'Leod William Wyllie.
Sergeant, David Stephen.
Total. — 2 officers, 3 sergeants, 41 rank and file, killed;
'6 officers, 21 sergeants, 1 drummer, 354 rank and file
unded ; 1 rank and file missing.
LIST OP KILLED AND WOUNDED. 69
Staff. — Lieutenant-General Sir De Lacy Evans, severe con-
tusion, right shoulder ; Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. P. E.
Herbert, 43rd Regiment, Assistant-Quartermaster-General,
severe contusion back of neck ; Captain Thompson, De-
puty-Assistant-Quartermaster-General, on shoulder blade;
Ensign St. Clare, 21st Regiment, Acting-Interpreter, shot
through right arm; Captain A. M. M'Donald, 92nd Regi-
ment, Aide-de-Camp, wounded severely.
30th regiment of foot
30JA Regiment. — Lieutenant F. Luxmore, killed.
Corporal, Robert Emery.
Privates. Michael Gaflhey Thomas McNally
Alexander Beattie Joseph Henshaw George Mitchie
Robert Bell Robert Jackson John Vokes
Henry Chivers Donal Mclnness
Captain T. H. Pakenham, wounded severely; Captain G.
Dickson, wounded severely; Captain A. W. Conolly,
wounded slightly ; Lieutenant and Adjutant M. Walker,
Sergeants. John Burley Samuel Elliott
Nicholas Day Martin Byrne David Fender
Dominick Lydon John Chamberlain Michael Foley
Corporals. John Clancy Michael Garrahan
Samuel McFadden T. Clarke, 1st Henry Goddard
John Page John Conolly Patrick Grady
James Sweeney John Conolly, 2nd William Hale
Drummer. Walter Cook Harry Hardy
John Bolds Patrick Corcoran John Hardy, 2nd
Privates. Thomas Davis, 1st Martin Hartney
Hugh Anderson William Dean Thomas Healy
George Barker Elijah Denton Patrick Higgins
Thomas Bookey Thomas Devlin John Hodson
James Britt Peter Dyer Daniel Hogan
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Second Division — ZOth Regiment of Foot continued.
William J. Pairson
James Rooke, 1st
John Smith, 14th
55th regiment of foot.
bhth Regiment. — Brevet-Major J. B. Rose, killed; Captain
J. G. Schaw, killed.
Sergeant. Privates. William M'Cay
Michael Walsh Richard Reves Edward Corr
Corporal. John Berry Richard Darcy
Lewis Steltzer Michael Byrnes Thomas Carty
Thomas Russell Michael Foley.
Major F. A. Whimper, wounded dangerously; Brevet-
Major J. Coats, wounded severely; Lieutenant G. E.
Bisset, wounded severely; Lieutenant E. Armstrong,
wounded severely ; Lieutenant and Adjutant J. Warren,
LIST OF KILLED AMD WOUKDKD.
Second Division— 55th Regiment of Foot continued.
John C. Hare
418T REGIMENT OF FOOT.
Michael Hughes Samuel Putlan
Wm. I. Walton
47th regiment of foot.
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Sergeant-Mayor. Bryan Mahon
Second Division — i*I1h Regiment of Foot continued.
47th Regiment, — Lieutenant T. Wollocombe, wounded se-
verely; Lieutenant N. G. Philips, wounded severely;
Lieutenant J. G. Maycock, wounded slightly.
Edward Bygroves John Mannion
Privates. Patrick Havre
Timothy M'Namara George Jones
— Sainsbury Samuel King
Patrick Magee Charles Williams
40th regiment of foot.
Sergeant, John Hayes
Private, Charles Fraser
LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED. 73
Second Division continued.
95th regiment of foot.
9bth Regiment. — Captain G. J. Dowall, killed; Captain
J. G. Eddington, Killed; Lieutenant E. W. Eddington,
killed ; Lieutenant R. G. Polhill, killed ; Lieutenant and
Adjutant J. C. Kingaley, killed ; Lieutenant W. L. Brav-
brooke, Ceylon Rifles, attached to 95th Regiment, killed.
Sergeants. Abraham Cross Hugh M'Cann
W. Blackshaw Patrick Donoghue James Nelson
Stephen Huggard Thomas Frost Goldsmith Oldring
R. Woolnough Samuel Fry Charles Pegg
Corporals. Patrick Hagen Stephen Roddle
Alfred Rogers Thomas Hall John Shea
Andrew Matthews John Herr Daniel Sullivan
John Delaney James Hodgkinson Patrick Sullivan
Privates. John Johnstone Henry Skinner
Thomas Avery George Jeggett William Sims
William Blakewell Peter Juff Thomas Tim son
Henry Branson Hugh Magenis William Wells
Henry Brooker John Martin Moses Woy
James Casey William McCarthy John Ring
William Chapman Thomas Murphy James Reilly
Michael Connor Henry Moon Daniel Sullivan
Lieutenant-Colonel W. Smith, wounded severely ; Major H.
Hume, slight contusion; Brevet-Major A. T. Heyland,
arm amputated ; Captain V. Wing, wounded ; Captain J.
W. Sargent, wounded slightly ; Lieutenant A. Macdonald,
slight contusion; Lieutenant R. Gerard, contusion in
abdomen; Ensign W. Braybrooke, wounded; Ensign
J. H. Brooke, wounded in two places; Ensign B. C.
Boothby, foot amputated; Ensign E. Bazalgette, wounded;
Surgeon A. Gordon, slight contusion.
Sergeants. George Poulteney William Rontier
R. G. Walker Thomas M'Dowell Joseph Whaley
Thomas Wetton George Garratt George Davis
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Second Division — 95th Regiment of Foot continued.
George J. Gunyon
John J. Monger
Sydney C. Montague
LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Second Division — 95th Regiment of Foot continued.
William Groomsell William Clements Walter Wright
Total — 9 officers, 6 sergeants, 71 rank and file, killed ; 25
officers, 25 sergeants, 4 drummers, 355 rank and file,
wounded ; 3 rank and file missing.
Killed. — None.
4th Regiment. — Lieutenant-Colonel H. C. Cobbe, wounded
slightly ; Captain G. L. Thompson, wounded slightly.
Privates. Thomas Saunders Robert Hubison
Leonard Warden James Bright
Michael Corry John Silverthorn
Garret Gordon Michael Curley
44th regiment of foot.
Private, Thomas Horsfall.
Corporal. Thomas Mitchell James Hoey
John Walsh Robert Crook Thomas Hogan
Thomas Deigan Henry Suddy
Total — 2 rank and file killed ; 2 officers, 15 rank and file,
wounded ; 3 rank and file missing.
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
2 1st regiment of foot.
Private, Thomas Dorrick.
RIFLE BRIGADE — (18T BATTALION).
Private, Richard Rose.
Total — 1 rank and file killed ; 1 rank and file wounded.
7TH ROYAL FUSILIERS.
1th Regiment. — Captain the Hon. W. Monck, killed.
Captain C. L. Hare, wounded severely; Captain C. Watson,
wounded severely ; Captain W. H. I). Fitzgerald, wounded
severely ; Lieutenant D. Persse, wounded severely ; Lieut.
"^ E. Appleyard, wounded slightly ; Lieut P. G. Coney,
nded severely; Lieutenant the Hon. A. C. H. Crofton,
ided slightly; Lieut. G. W. W. Carpenter, wounded
rty ; Lieut. H. M. Jones, wounded severely.
LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Light Division — 7th Royal Fusiliers continued.
Arthur S. Charter
John C. Creighton
John Y. Fry
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Light Division — 7th Royal Fusiliers continued.
William H. Wood
J. W. G. Peake
Thomas Gale •
23rd royal welsh fusiliers.
23rd Regiment. — Lieutenant-Colonel H. G. Chester, killed;
Captain A. W. W. Wynn, killed ; Captain F. E. Evans,
killed; Captain J. C. Conolly, killed; Lieutenant F. P.
Radcliffe, killed; Lieutenant Sir W. Young, bart., killed;
Second Lieutenant H. Anstruther, killed ; Second Lieut.
J. H. Butler, killed.
H. Jones G. Dobson
Colour-Sergeant. T. Maloney
R. Hitchcock J. Wells
LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Light Division — 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers continued.
Captain W. P. Campbell, wounded severely; Captain E. C.
Hopton, wounded slightly; Lieutenant H. Bathurst,
wounded severely; Lieutenant F. Sayer, wounded slightly;
Lieutenant and Acting-Adjutant A. Applewhaite, wounded
C. B amp ton
M. W. Clarke
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Light Divition — 23rd Royal Wthh Fmiliert continued.
J. J. Shawe
W. H. Floyd
J. D. Didcote
10TH SEGI31ENT O
■'tit — Lieutenant and Adjutant A. Cardew, killed;
Ensign G. D. Stockwell, killed.
rat. Privatet. Patrick Gaynor
ilk William Stillwell Thomas McNicholl
tar, Frederick Giles Thomas Fumival
dn Thomaa Pye Luke Spenoer
LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Light Division — 19th Regiment of Foot continued.
Lieutenant-Colonel R. Saunders, wounded severely ; Major
H. E. M'Gee, wounded slightly; Captain R. Warden,
wounded slightly ; Lieutenant R. Wardlaw, wounded
severely ; Lieutenant L. D. Currie, wounded severely.
William Smith, 1st
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Light Division — 19tk Regiment of Foot continued.
LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Light Division continued.
33bd regiment of foot.
lieutenant F. Du Pre Montagu, killed.
Colour- Sergeant. George Anderson George Hunt
John G. Lee
William Websdell Peter Horey
Alexander Haines John Spencer
Martin Mulkerrin George Skeggs
William Bassett James Doyle
$&rd Regiment — Major T. B. Gough, wounded severely;
Captain H. C. Fitzgerald, wounded slightly; Lieutenant
A. B. Wallis, wounded severely ; Lieutenant W. S.
Worthington, lost one leg ; Ensign C. M. Siree, wounded
severely ; Ensign J. J. Greenwood, wounded slightly.
Alex. S. Little
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Light Division — 33rd Regiment of Foot continued.
Bernard M ' Combish
LIST OF KILLED AMD WOUNDED.
Light Division, — 33rd Regiment of Foot continued.
Patrick Hogan, 1st
Patrick Hogan, 2nd
James Allen Thomas Pelling
Private, J. Minneagh.
77th begiment of foot.
Henry J. Williams
88th begiment of foot.
Patrick Lyons Edward Duffy
THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Light Division — 88<A Regiment of Foot continued.
88th Regiment. — Quartermaster T. Moore, wounded slightly.
Colour-Sergeant. Peter M'Nab Patrick Scheal
George M'Nally Peter Burke John Gallaher
John Higgins Martin Day
Thomas Shearman Alex. McClernan
Thomas KUlilea Constantine Smith
Maurice Tangney Thomas Horrigan
Private, Hugh Cameron.
RIFLE BRIGADE (2ND BATTALION).
Privates. Edward Hexter
Henry Calton Corn. Finnucane
William Kennedy George Eobinson
Thomas Pine Charles Rasoii
2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade. — Captain, Earl of Errol,
wounded in the hand.
Sergeant James Bennett
Lucas Lucas. Jesse Burchill
Buglers. Augustus Beeton
Isaac Dyre James Gray
George febetherte William Farrar
William Mulligan George Warren
Thomas Rally John Cooley
Morris Nailon Charles Howell
Richard Hawkins Patrick Howley
Alexander Stewart Richard Summers William Taylor
John Owen Richard Marton Thomas Ford.
Samuel Wolf Elijah Coston
Total — 12 officers, 10 Serjeants, 2 drummers, 188 rank and
file, killed; 29 officers, 48 Serjeants, 12 drummers, 682
rank and file wounded ; 9 rank and file, and 2 drummers,
LIST OF KILLED AKD WOUNDED. 87
Artillery. — Captain A. Dew, killed ; Lieutenant A. Walsham,
killed ; Lieutenant E. H. Gockerell, killed.
Troop or Battalion. Bank and Names.
E 8 William Mortlock, corporal.
G 11 Alexander Laing, wheeler.
E 3 Samuel Beck, s. smith.
H 11 EzekLel Benny, gunner and driver.
B 3 John Greatrix, ditto.
B 3 George Beach, ditto.
B 3 John Hamilton, ditto.
W 11 Joseph Perkins, driver.
C B.H.A. William Crew, ditto.
Royal Engineers.— 'Lieut. H. Teesdale, wounded severely.
A 8 J. Wass, sergeant.
A 8 Samuel Martin, sergeant.
A 8 James Paisley, gunner and driver.
E 3 Henry Bradlev, ditto.
E 3 George Radcliffe, ditto.
E 3 Patrick Brennan, ditto.
E 3 Henry Harris, ditto.
W 11 John Holland, ditto.
G 11 J. Jones, bombardier.
G 11 G. Poole, gunner and driver.
G 11 D. Rea, ditto.
B 3 James Reid, corporal.
B 3 James Grilly, gunner and driver
B 3 John WaUis, ditto.
B 3 Edward Wadsworth, ditto.
B 3 Andrew Robinson, ditto.
B 3 J. B. M'Cann, ditto.
W 11 George Copeland, ditto.
88 THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
1st Division. — 2 officers, 3 sergeants, 41 rank and file, killed;
16 officers, 21 sergeants, 1 drummer, 354 rank and file,
wounded ; 1 rank and file missing.
2nd Division. — 2 officers, 6 sergeants, 71 rank and file,
killed ; 25 officers, 25 sergeants, 4 drummers, 355 rank
and file wounded; 3 rank and file missing.
3rd Division. — 1 rank and file killed ; 2 officers, 15 rank and
file, wounded ; 3 rank and file missing.
Uh Division. — 1 rank and file killed; 1 rank and file
Light Division — 12 officers, 10 sergeants, 2 drummers, 183
rank and file, killed ; 29 officers, 48 sergeants, 12 drum-
mers, 682 rank and file, wounded ; 9 rank and file missing.
Artillery. — 3 officers, 9 rank and file, 26 horses, killed ;
1 sergeant, 20 rank and file, wounded.
Engineers. — 1 officer wounded.
Medical officer. — 1 surgeon wounded.
Great total — 26 officers, 19 sergeants, 2 drummers, 306
rank and file, 26 horses, killed ; 73 officers, 95 sergeants,
17 drummers, 1,427 rank and file, wounded; 2 drummers
and 16 rank and file missing.
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