A HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN WAR

 

 

 

PREFACE

CHAPTER I

Origin of the War - Menschikoff - Gortchakoff - Omar Pasha

CHAPTER II

Danubian Principalities - Hostilities Commenced by the Turks and Russians on the Danube - Turkish Firces - Battles of Oltenitza, Citale, Kalafat, Giurgevo - Siege of Silistra

CHAPTER III

The Western Alliance - Diplomacy - The "Vienna Note" - Threatening Aspect - The Slaughte at Sinope - Russian Justification of the Slaughter - Renewed Efforts to Preserve Peace - Secret Correspondence - Declaration of War - Character of War - Neutrality of Austria and Prussia - Colonial Sympathy

CHAPTER IV

Preliminary Operations - Embarkation of English and French Troops and Material to the East - Strategy and Instructions of the French Emperor - Malta - Gallipoli - Scutari - Constantinople - Varna - Operations on the Black Sea - Bombardment of Odessa - Loss of the Tiger, etc.

CHAPTER V

The Caucasians and Circassians - Schamyl, the Prophet Warrior - Erzeroum - Trebizond - Kars - Asiatic Campaign - Intrigues in the North-West of Turkey - Greek Attacks on the Borders of Turkey

CHAPTER VI

The Baltic Sea - Sir C. Napier - The Allied Fleets in the Baltic - Operations in the Baltic - Cronstadt - Bombardment and Capture of Bomarsund - The Pacific and White Sea

CHAPTER VII

The Crimea - Arrival of the Allies in the Crimea - Battle of the Alma - The Flank March - Death of Marshal St. Arnaud - Defences of Sebastopol

CHAPTER VIII

Maneuvres of the Fleets - Bombardment of Sebastopol - Battle of Balaklava - The Two Battles of Inkermann - Storm in the Crimea, etc.

CHAPTER IX

Winter Life in Crimea - Dreadful Sufferings of the British - Sick and Wounded - Miss Nightingale and the Hospital Nurses at Scutari - British Sympathy and Philanthropy - Balaklava Railway - Operations at Eupatoria - Siege of Sebastopol

CHAPTER X

Fruitless Negotiations - Death of the Emperor Nicholas - Vienna Conference - Progress of the Siege in 1855

CHAPTER XI

Death of Lord Raglan - Sir James Simpson Appointed Commander of the British Forces - Battle of the Tchernaya - Bombardment and Fall of Sebastopol

CHAPTER XII

The Baltic Fleet - Operations in the Baltic - The Hango Massacre - The Fleet Before Cronstadt - Bombardment of Sweaborg - The War in Asia - Capitulation of Kars - Miscellaneous Events

CHAPTER XIII

Official Text of the Treaty of Peace - The Conventions - The Protocols - Conclusion

 

 

 

 

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