A note to the author's section on The Garnet Wolseley in his multi-part essay, "Mark Twain on the Crimean War." In-text citations refer to items in the bibliography. [Click on the preceding link to return to the main text.]
Curiously enough, something quite similar happened to Wolseley's friend and companion-in-arms George Gordon. Despite his heroism in the Crimean War, he too received little recognition from the British military. "The French, more generous than his own army in honoring his performance, awarded him the Legion of Honor" (Waller, 35). In all, nine officers who graduated from Woolwich received the Victoria Cross for service in the Crimea. Gordon and Wolseley were not among them; none of those who did are remembered today.
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