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A VOICE FROM WITHIN

THE WALLS OF SEBASTOPOL:

A NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN IN THE CRIMEA,

AND OF THE EVENTS OF THE SIEGE.

BY CAPTAIN R. HODASEVICH,

LATE OF THE TAROUTINE REGIMENT OF CHASSEURS IN THE RUSSIAN SERVICE,

WITH ORIGINAL PLANS BY THE AUTHOR.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1856.

223.6.7.

The right of Translation is reserved.

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LONDON : PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET,

AND CHARING CROSS.

PREFACE.

The present work, written by a Pole who served long in the Russian army, is chiefly based on notes and memoranda made during his period of service, and its publication is due to the urgent representations of several English gentlemen who became acquainted with the author in the Crimea. In addition to the new and interesting information given in the work, it affords important proof of the fallacy of the reports so diligently spread by certain parties, that the Polish nationality is destroyed, and that, save in the hearts of a few scattered exiles, the distinction between Russian and Pole has been obliterated. The career of the writer of this work gives a triumphant démenti to this assertion, so often indignantly repudiated by the Poles, and the more so as he bears testimony to the fact

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