Wood engraving, proof copy. Published by 'The Illustrated London News', 1854 (c).
General Pavel Liprandi (1796-1864) was a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) and the Russo-Turkish War (1828-1829) who had done much to improve the conditions of soldiers in the Russian Army. He served as second-in-command to Prince Menshikov during the Crimean War (1854-1856) and at Balaklava on 25 October 1854 he commanded 32 battalions of infantry, 23 squadrons of cavalry and 13 squadrons of Cossack light horse. His total force that day comprised 20,000 infantry, 3,500 cavalry and 76 guns.
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