The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan, Volume 5

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Page 324 - My Lord, I hope you will not blame me, for I received the order to attack from my superior officer in front of the troops'.
Page 190 - Lord Raglan wishes the cavalry to advance rapidly to the front, and try to prevent the enemy carrying away the guns. Troop of Horse Artillery may accompany. French cavalry is on your left. Immediate, R.
Page 414 - Division, under Lieutenant-General Sir George Cathcart, to move forward, and take advantage of any opportunity to regain the heights ; and, not having been able to accomplish this immediately, and it appearing that an attempt was...
Page 203 - Certainly, sir ; but allow me to point out to you that the Russians have a battery in the valley on our front, and batteries and riflemen on both sides.
Page 419 - The cavalry to advance and take advantage of any opportunity to recover the heights. They will be supported by infantry, which has been ordered to advance on two fronts.
Page 170 - I am going to leave you. Well, you'll remember you are placed here by Lord Raglan himself for the defence of this position. My instructions to you are to attack anything and everything that shall come within reach of you, but you will be careful of columns or squares of infantry.
Page 416 - So distinct in my opinion was your written instruction, and so positive and urgent were the orders delivered by the aide-de-camp, that I felt that it was imperative on me to obey, and I informed Lord Cardigan that he was to advance ; and to the objections he made, and in which I entirely agreed, I replied that the order was from your lordship. Having decided against my conviction to make the movement, I did all in my power to render it as little perilous as possible.
Page 20 - I consider him wrong in every one of the ' instances cited. A general of division may ' interfere little or much with the duties of a ' general of brigade, as he may think proper or ' see fit. His judgments may be right or wrong, ' but the general of brigade should bear this in ' mind, that the lieutenant-general is the senior ' officer, and that all his orders and suggestions ' claim obedience and attention.
Page 415 - From some misconception of the instruction to advance, the lieutenant-general considered that he was bound to attack at all hazards, and he accordingly ordered Majorgeneral the Earl of Cardigan to move forward with the light brigade.

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