Crimean War Siege in the Caucasus

Reid, James
April 2006
Military History;Apr2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p38
The article presents a history of the Crimean War Siege in the Caucasus. The British and Ottoman defenders of Kars played a major role in the Crimean War. In the years 1853-1856, a little known but important event in the Crimean War occurred in this eastern portion of what was then the Ottoman Empire. At the town of Kars, British career officer Brigadier General William Fenwick Williams took command of an undermanned Turkish field force and an almost defeated Russian army.


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