Record

Document ReferenceNe C 9905/5-6
TitleCopy of letter from [Fitzroy J.H. Somerset], 1st Baron Raglan, [Camp] before Sevastopol, [Ukraine], to [Stratford Canning], 1st Viscount Stratford de Radcliffe; 12 Nov. 1854
Date12 November 1854
Extent4 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionHas modified his opinion regarding the best possible use of the troops under Omar Pasha; believes that these troops should now 'be landed in the Crimea, say at Eupatoria' [Yevpatoriya]; discusses the validity of intelligence reports regarding the size of the Russian force at Bessarabia; questions Omar Pasha's decision not to 'clear the Dobrezza'[?]; believes that Omar Pasha should command these Turkish troops himself; comments that General Canrobert and Sir Edmund Lyons concur in this strategy; requests that Lord Stratford communicate with the Turkish government on this issue.

Enclosed at Ne C 9905/1-2
Termwars, Crimean 1853-1856
armies, British, intelligence reports
armies, Anglo-French, strategy
diplomacy, with Turkey

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA16179Omar Pasha; - (1806-1871); commander of Turkish forces during Crimean war; real name Mikail Lattas; Austrian1806-1871
NA16206Canrobert; Fran├žois-Antoine C. (1809-1895); Marshal; Marshal of France; general in command of French troops in Crimea following death of Marshal Saint-Arnaud1809-1895
NA6054Lyons; Edmund (1790-1858); 1st Baron Lyons; admiral1790-1858
NA991Somerset; Fitzroy J.H. (1788-1855); 1st Baron Raglan1788-1855
NA5991Canning; Stratford (1786-1880); 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe1786-1880
Places
CodeSet
PL13972/Yevpatoriya/Crimea/Ukraine
PL1331/Russia
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