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Charge of the Light Brigade - 19th Century History - About.com
In the 19th century, British cavalry units were designated as either "heavy" or " light." The light cavalry brigades tended to ride smaller and faster horses, and they ...
The Crimean War - 19th Century History - About.com
The Crimean War is known primarily for the “Charge of the Light Brigade,” a poem written about a disastrous episode when British cavalry attacked in the wrong ...
Crimean War: Battle of Balaclava - Charge of the Light Brigade
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Richard Caton Woodville. ... To defend this area, Raglan had only Lord Lucan's Cavalry Division, which was camped at the ...
Crimean War articles - 19th Century History - About.com
The most famous incident of the Crimean War was a charge by the British light cavalry division against a heavily defended Russian position. More » ...
William Howard Russell, First War Correspondent
The British commander, Lord Raglan, wanted to send the Light Cavalry Brigade to prevent Russian troops from capturing cannon on part of the battlefield.
Profile of the Crimean War Video
It is still disputed as to how British commander Lord Raglan's orders got confused at Balaclava, but the result was that the allies' light cavalry headed straight into ...
Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn - Military History
Seeing this new threat, Bruce ordered Sir Robert Keith to attack them with his light cavalry. Riding forward, Keith's men struck the archers, driving them from the  ...
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Borodino - Military History - About.com
These soon came under attack by Cossack light cavalry and the French quickly began consuming the supplies that were on hand. With Russian forces in retreat,  ...
Battle of Austerlitz - Napoleonic Wars - Military History - About.com
At the northern end of the battlefield, fighting began as Prince Liechtenstein led Allied cavalry against General François Kellermann's light cavalry. Under heavy ...
Battle of Aliwal - First Sikh War Battle of Aliwal - Military History
To counter this, Brigadier General Charles Cureton ordered the 16th Queen's Lancers and the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry to attack and break up the Sikh horse.
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