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The Charge of the Light Brigade: according to Raglan

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...From some misconception of the instruction to advance, the Lieutenant General [Earl of Lucan] considered that he was bound to attack at all hazards, and he accordingly ordered Major General the Earl of Cardigan to move forward with the Light Brigade.

This order was obeyed in the most spirited and gallant manner. Lord Cardigan charged with the utmost vigour, attacked


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