An Abandoned Witness of War

Sevastapol Travel Clock

Surviving the Siege of Sevastopol, this “travel clock” seemed to have been abandoned by Major General Adolphus Tull of the Grenadier Guards and was found on the battlefield, in September 1855. Contrary to Florence Nightingale’s reports of horrendous living conditions in the Crimea this clock may be evidence that some in the officer corps soldiered on. The clock doubled as a tea pot.