How to look for records of... Crimean War records
How can I view the records covered in this guide?
This is a brief guide to researching British government and military records of the Crimean War. The war took place between 1853 and 1856 and involved the British, French and Ottoman Empires and Sardinia allied against Russia.
This guide gives an overview of the main sources of information on the history of the Crimean War rather than on specific people involved.
What do I need to know before I start?
Crimean War records tend to be complicated, involving information from different departments. A decision could have been taken by the Foreign Office (FO), discussed by commanders in the area and carried out by the Army (WO) and Navy (ADM).