Lieutenant-General Sir John Fox Burgoyne, G.C.B., from a daguerreotype by Victor Plumier, 1854. British army officer. 'In February last, when it became evident that war was imminent. Sir John was sent by the Government to report upon the best means of defending Constantinople; the English and French Governments not having, at that time, decided upon sending to Turkey a sufficiently large force to undertake more active operations...when the expedition to Sebastopol was decided upon, Sir John was appointed Lieutenant-General on the Staff of the army in Turkey, it being considered that his great military talents and experience would prove of essential aid in those important operations of which the Crimea is at present the theatre...'. From "Illustrated London News", 1854.
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