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Battle Name : Chernaya

Date(s) : 16 August 1855

Part of : The Crimean War ,

Outcome : A victory for British and French Forces over Russian forces

Type of battle : Land


The Russians under Gorchakov attacked with the intention of taking the Fediukine Heights as a base for further operations against allied supply lines and the seige lines. They were soundly repulsed by French and Sardinian troops with a few British Cavalry and artillery units involved.
This was the last Russian attempt to break the seige from outside the city.