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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Cemetery on Cathcart's Hill - officers on the lookout 1855

Albumen print | 25.2 x 35.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2500529

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Photograph of the cemetery on Cathcart's Hill, showing soldiers on the lookout. In the foreground there are a number of graves, each with a small headstone. Behind the cemetery a group of soldiers are gathered by a rocky ridge, some mounted on horses. A large camp can be seen in the valley behind. Cathcart's Hill, named after the grave of General Cathcart, was the main cemetery for British soldiers killed during the Crimean War. It was also used as an observation point as from it commanders could view the progress of the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Colonel Charles Francis Seymour (1819-54)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Scots Fusilier Guards (1832-1877)
    Thomas Leigh Goldie (d. 1854)
    Army-GB-Infantry-57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot (1782-1881)(m w 77th Foot)
    Strangways, Thomas Fox, Brigadier-General (d.1854)
    Army-GB-Artillery-Royal Artillery
  • 25.2 x 35.0 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Graves Cathcart's Hill

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Cathcarts Hill [Sevastopol]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Cemeteries
    • People
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)