Major Butler, 28th (The North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot, 1855
Photograph by Roger Fenton, Crimean War (1854-1856), 1855.
Butler's regiment had arrived in the Crimea in September 1854 around 800-strong, but 140 soldiers were killed or wounded during the operations at Sevastopol and over 390 men died of disease. By February 1855 only a few men remained from the original force that had set sail from Liverpool. Most of the 300 men then with the colours were reinforcements sent out from Britain.
From a collection of 22 photographs by Roger Fenton and James Robertson, 1854-1856.
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