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After the Napoleonic Wars, the next major war that was well represented by both men and women of Cork City and County was that of the Crimean, 1854-56. In many cases this fact was documented within the Baptismal registers, where the parents; mainly fathers, but occasionally both, and indeed many godparents, where their military occupations were stated. It is also well documented by various alternative sources that the 57th Regiment; and 89th Royal Irish Fusiliers were both stationed in Cork prior to, and subsequent to this period.

After the Crimean, the 57 were then dispatched to Malta, New Zealand, and eventually returning to Cork by 1871. Cork City was, however, their home base. It is not yet known what the movements of the 89th were. This subject has also been extensively researched for other reasons.

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