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PREFACE.

I HAVE drawn up the narrative contained in the following pages from my own letters and journal, written during the war with Russia in 1854-5-6, throughout which time I was present with the army in the Crimea. I have also added a few incidents and other details, which may enhance the value of the work.

It contains a simple record of my impressions and observations during the campaign, and was composed without any idea that it would ever see the light in a printed form ; but, at the request of several friends, who concur in thinking that a personal account of that eventful period, so memorable in the military annals of our country, may prove generally interesting, I have been induced, with some diffidence, to consent to its publication.

The narrative of the Connaught Rangers at the Battle of Inkermann was originally compiled by me

from my journal, as well as from the statements of officers present with the regiment during the actionfor the information of Mr. Kinglake, who introduced the purport of its contents into the Cabinet Edition of “ The Invasion of the Crimea.” I am much indebted to him for the courteous permission, which has enabled me to place before

to place before my readers the excellent Map, which accompanied his graphic descrip

tion of that battle.

The device on the cover of the book represents the badge on the breast-plate formerly worn by the officers of the “Connaught Rangers.”

N. S.

LONDON, May, 1878.

PREFACE.

I HAVE drawn up the narrative contained in the following pages from my own letters and journal, written during the war with Russia in 1854-5-6, throughout which time I was present with the army in the Crimea. I have also added a few incidents and other details, which may enhance the value of the work.

It contains a simple record of my impressions and observations during the campaign, and was composed without any idea that it would ever see the light in a printed form ; but, at the request of several friends, who concur in thinking that a personal account of that eventful period, so memorable in the military annals of our country, may prove generally interesting, I have been induced, with some diffidence, to consent to its publication.

The narrative of the Connaught Rangers at the Battle of Inkermann was originally compiled by me

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GRIFFITH AND FARRAN,
West CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, LONDON.

1878.

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