The siege and subsequent storming of the city of Sevastopol by the allied troops brought the Crimean War to an end. The siege was characterized by catastrophic medical conditions. Along with large numbers of soldiers, British and French commanders also died of cholera. After the Russian troops had attempted in vain in the battles of Balaclava and Inkerman to lift the siege, the allied generals ultimately succeeded in taking the city by storming the Malakoff redoubt.
Thomas Jones Barker (1815–1882), The Allied Generals outside Sevastopol, oil on canvas, 1856; source: private collection.