This poem about the siege of Sebastobal during the Crimean War is by William
Fulford (1831-1882). Fulford was the editor of The Oxford and
Cambridge Magazine from February to December, and author of the
three-part essay on Tennyson. This poem
was certainly influence by Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light
Brigade”, and probably by the essay on
St. Arnaud in this issue.
First printed in
The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine
, July, 1856.