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The Letters of Jasper Hall, Crimean War

The full transcript of these letters can be seen in the museum publication: Letters from the Crimea - Letters written by Captain Jasper Hall to his father and sister whilst serving in the Crimea.  They reveal many of the manners and social attitudes of the time.  Price including UK postage 2.50 are available from the museum shop.

bulletKO1157/04 a Letter of Captain Jasper Hall, 4th Foot, Crimean War 21 Jul 1856
The Captain is now on the staff as aide de camp to General Codrington. He describes the blowing up of the docks in Sebastopol and relates a touching story of the reunion of an old man, Colonel Mautho, a Russian prisoner in his charge, with his son, a Russian naval officer who came under a flag of truce. He has had a letter from Carry, who is now taking singing lessons. There were contradictory rumours circulating - that Russia had accepted peace terms or that Austria had joined the war - a mail was expected that might bring important news. A postscript mentions that Carry had sent him the paper and envelopes.
bulletKO1157/04 b Letter of Captain Jasper Hall, 4th Foot, Crimean War

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