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Appointment of Raglan as Commander-in-Chief

Constantinople
30th April 1854

No 1 The Queen having been graciously pleased to appoint General Lord Raglan G.C.B. to be Commander of the Forces to be employed in Turkey, in support of Her. Ally His Imperial Majesty the Sultan, and His Lordship having arrived, all reports etc. are to be made to him through the channels prescribed by Her Majesty's regulations.

The Commander of the Forces avails himself of the earliest opportunity to impress upon the army the necessity of maintaining the strictest discipline, of respecting persons, and property, and the laws and usages of the country they have been sent to aid and defend and particularly of avoiding to enter Mosques, Churches and the private dwellings of a people whose habits are peculiar and unlike those of the other nations of Europe.

Lord Raglan fully relies upon the General and other Officers of the army to afford him their support in the repression of disorder;

 
 
 
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