Flashcards in The Crimean Winter Deck (48):
Who was George Lawson
doctor, surgeon in the Crimea
Who was Charles Addington
British Cavalry officer
Who was Henry Clifford
major-general who received the Victoria Cross
who was Frederick Dallas
a soldier who wrote letters home, which were later collated and published
who was George Newman
sergeant who wrote a diary and was imprisoned at Inkerman
who was General Paget?
general who returned after only 2 months in the Crimea
wrote journals for private circulation
Who was Captain Christie
harbour master who refused to allow ships in to harbour
What were the two ships Captain Christie didn't allow to harbour at Balaklava?
Resolute and Prince
What were the two ships Christie didn't allow to harbour carrying
15,000 pairs of leather boots, 20 days supply of hay, 40,000 fur coats etc.
supplies to have lasted British army for winter
Where were the allies optimistic would fall, providing them a base to spend their winter?
What harbour was chaotic and overcrowded?
When did the government send over supplies as they had greater foresight?
What happened to the horses during the winter?
Died of starvation
What was the diet of the troops lacking for 6 weeks?
rice and vegetables
The 46th regiment had how many people landed in Crimea in September?
By the 2nd week of December how many of the 46th regiment had died?
What date was the 'Great Storm'
Who took most of the blame for not getting supplies to the troops
What did Raglan fail to make provisions for in terms of transports?
Failed to make improvements to road from Balaklava
Desultory attempt unsuccessful as was too late
Who pressurised Raglan to move cavalry to show Russian's the cavalry was still in operation?
What happened to the horses when they were moved to an area lacking forage on Cardigan's pressuring of Raglan?
also frequently over-working on trips to Balaklava
When did the Russian winter reach it's height
What year was the Crimean Winter
Who failed to make sure the road to Balaklava was usable
When did Raglan tell Filder that the army would be wintering in the Crimea
(very late on)
Who was notorious for not visiting troops and was beginning to be despised by soldiers
How many British ships were destroyed by the weather
How many french ships were destroyed by the weather
What did Russian's believe was their strongest ally?
Who notoriously spent 4-5 days on a yacht
Who refused to move the horses to where they could be fed?
Who asked Raglan if he could be returned home on medical grounds?
When did Cardigan return home?
Who suggested a Transport Corps should be set up?
(ignored for months)
When did McMurdo travel to Crimea
What did McMurdo set up in the Crimea
Land Transport Crops
What arrived for the Land Transport Corps in Autumn 1855
4,000 men and 4,000 wagons
Who in 1855 was the Secretary of State for war?
Who suggested navies be set to help build fortifications around Sevastopol
(Secretary of State for War)
Where did Panmure suggest navies be sent to build fortifications
Who objected to Panmure's proposal about sending 1000 navies to the Crimea?
Protested at civilians doing the work
In 1855 as part of the 'Works Corps' how many soldiers were drafter in to build a new road from Balaklava to the British camp
How long was the new road from Balaklava to the British Camp
6 1/2 miles long
When were 6,500 soldiers drafted in to build a new road from Balaklava to the British camp
What organisation did they belong to
What was the objective of the Battle of Alma
If successful it would open up the way for an advance on Sevastopol
Who was Filder?
head of the supply system and had not ordered enough supplies as he felt the British would have captured Sebastopol before the winter.
What ship was carrying ammunition