On 29 September 1855, Lieutenant Christopher Charles Teesdale (1833 – 1893) V ...
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Description: On 29 September 1855, Lieutenant Christopher Charles Teesdale (1833 – 1893) volunteered to take command of the force at Kars, Turkey. He threw himself into the midst of the enemy and encouraged the garrison to make an attack so vigorous that the Russians were driven out. later promoted to Major General he was the first South African-born recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War.