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Estcourt, James Bucknall Bucknall, 1802-1855 (army officer)



  • Existence: 1802 - 1855

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From James B. Bucknall Estcourt, Major-General, to Alexander Kinglake [camp before Sebastopol], 28 Dec. 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/68
Scope and Contents Government has been most thoughtful and generous in relieving suffering and discomfort 'in the hope of rendering our winter bearable'; good supply of clothes; reinforcements must still be sent; sickness increasing; 'Hospitals are filled'; the French moved British sick from plateau to Balaclava for embarkation; roads so impassable, only mules can travel; government has done all possible about care of sick; 'The siege has been lagging ever since Inkermann'; impossible to drag guns up from...
Dates: 28 Dec. 1854
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