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Lieutenant Vincent McCaskey served in the Crimean War (1853 -1856) - immortalised by the famous Charge of the Light Brigade in October 1854. Although McCaskey survived its battles and sieges, he succumbed to typhus at the hospital run by Florence Nightingale in Scutari. Most of the casual es of this conflict were from disease and not battlefield wounds. Two guns captured from the siege of Sevastapol were sent to Waterford as trophies in 1857, and can still be seen today in the nearby Peoples Park.
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