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Clapham Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1854, London, Middlesex
The Clapham Gazette and local Tro Desse quam december 1 s f Price stamped the the reality of the great contest in which we have engaged becomes daily More the russians having been allowed to concentrate the mass of their forces upon one the conflict at Sebastopol becomes daily More in anticipation of the coming struggle Russia has been for Twenty years actively employed in preparing arms and fortify against the Day which she saw must when England would no longer quietly endure the aggressive policy of the though Defeated at Russia still brings up fresh troops to the scene of and hurries them into buoyed up by superstition and enemies of this kind Are not easily already we have gained several victories at a great loss of at on the 5th of eight thousand British troops withstood for four hours the continued assault of fifty or sixty thousand who rushed on column after fifty the guards and All the troops performed prodigies of still keeping the enemy at and slaughtering them by hundreds till in the supported by a body of six thousand they finally drove them off the and pursued them Down the the daily and weekly papers Are filled with the details of this horrid but when the dead Lay two or three deep in the unfinished redoubt of the on our Side there were about 500 killed and 2000 out of 8000 on the russian Side the loss is variously estimated at from eight to ten thousand and seven to ten thousand the loss inflicted in such a Short space of time six hours is almost unparalleled it a hand to hand against and charge and charge there will now be no longer any dispute about the Bayonet having been freely used on both As an assault on our we May compare it with the storming of and then our loss was Only 1035 and 3786 at Waterloo the English army of men lost 2432 and 9528 or nearly on third of our whole army were either killed or which is nearly about the same proportion As at when we had 2500 killed or wounded out of 8000 men and in each Battle the wounded Are about four times As numerous As the at Alma we lost 373 killed and 1612 out of about English who were or about one eighth of the men in conflicts Between Large it has Seldom been accurately ascertained How Many were killed or because the engagements generally extended Over a Large space of and More important proceedings prevented any very strict account being taken of the at the Gigantic Battle of when vanquished the assembled hosts of the killed were computed at out of the men who were supposed to have taken a part in the conflicts of the three compared with that terrific or such Battles As those of or the affair of the 5th of november dwindles into a but a combat on most unequal terms and How much Soever we May contemplate the results of the Battle of Inkermann with feelings of thankfulness and we devoutly Hope that our troops May not again be placed on such unequal if the Crimea is to be the we cannot wish for a men must be sent out to meet the we cannot anticipate a speedy termination to the War but the Only Way to curtail is by Quick and decisive action in the no great calamity to our arms has occurred As yet but the late conflict must convince our government of the value of and of the risk they have for ten Days after that Battle the russians attempted nothing More but they Are still expecting larger the Battle of Balaklava on the 25th of might have been More serious to if the enemy had had Confidence to push on More Early in the before our other troops could have been brought into action but As it it ended in a most Brilliant charge of the heavy brigade of our and the total rout of the with afterwards a useless and unwarrantable sacrifice of a Large number of our Light in addition to these conflicts there have been several conflicts arising out of on the 26th of the with about 6000 attacked sir de Lacy Evanss and they were sent to the right about in Fine in about half an with a loss of nearly 1000 on the 5th of also the russians made a sortie with about 5000 men on the French and were quickly driven Back with great All these Are attended with some loss on our we can form no idea of the number of troops that we had fit for duty on the 5th of but it appears prior to that about English infantry had been landed in the Crimea and that Between the 5th and the 10th of about 5000 additional British and French a on the 1st of there were in the Crimea 33 battalions of battalion Grenadier 1 battalion 1 battalion scots Fusilier guards 1st 1 battalion and 63rd regiments of the the cavalry was composed of the 4th and 5th Dragoon guards the 4th and 6th Light dragoons 13th and 17th lancers Lith and 13th eleven More and 1200 Artil Are now or on the Point of embarkation so that it May be after deducting All that lord Raglan will have by the Middle of december or men of All arms in the Field before without taking into account the sailors and it is known that the French Are also making great exertions to double their forces and both governments have sent some time ago every species of warm clothing and Protection against the and Are still forwarding with All haste every thing Likely to Conduce to the health and Comfort of the our Small Garrison at Eup Atoria was still in posses
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