Lieutenant General Pennefather, and Captain Wing, Captain Layard, Captain Ellison, Colonel Wilbraham, Colonel Percy Herbert, Major Thackwell and Dr. Wood, officers of his staff.
Sir John Lysaght Pennefather (1798–1872) was a British soldier who won two very remarkable victories. Firstly in India, where it was said that 500 Irishmen defeated 35,000 Indians. Secondly, at the Battle of Inkerman, 5 November 1854 during the Crimean War, where he commanded a division of 3,000 Irishmen fighting in the fog were said to have killed 35,000 Russians.
Lieutenant Sir John L. General Pennefather.
Photos by Roger Fenton, 1855.
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