Bite the Bullet 1855.
To The Editor of Carlow Sentinel and The Carlow
Ballin Temple, Carlow, 17th November 1855.
concluding paragraph of your leading article on me in the
Nationalist of the 14th, you imply that I avoided the Russian
bullets in Crimea.
information and that of your readers, allow me to say that on the
night of September 7th 1855, I was in command of a detachment on
fatigue duty, carrying shot and shell to the various batteries
engaged in the bombardment of Sebastopol.
Men of my
party were both killed and wounded.
action before Sepastopol, September 8th, I carried the Queen's
Colours of the 56th Regiment, and we did not try to avoid the
(signed) THOMAS P. BUTLER.
- Document provided by kind permission of
Michael Purcell - April 2013