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From William Govett Romaine, Judge Advocate of the Army in the East, to Alexander Kinglake [camp before Sebastopol], 28 Dec. 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/67

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Lord Raglan is anxious for news of Kinglake; did not realise he might be 'ill en route'; Romaine will help anyone who comes with an introduction from Kinglake, especially Kinglake's friend; S.C. Deniston, Judge Advocate General, London, sent his brother on the same errand; Airey approves Romaine's scheme for distribution of goods: chief virtue is that commissaries have nothing to do with it; men from trenches have had to walk 20 miles to Balaclava to bring salt and biscuit; railway will not be available for weeks; the Army will not get 'good things'; wood is lying on ships; none available at the front; his ponies have brought up warm clothing for soldiers; 'The sickness and mortality have been and are frightful ... the deaths by disease among the divisions in front reached as high as 91 in 24 hours... The Russian General's fur cloak has been invaluable.'; position and movement of troops


  • Creation: 28 Dec. 1854


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