It is now the morning after; the 26th October 1854 and the allied command has decided to use infantry supported by cavalry to recapture the Causeway Heights, as the Russian presence threatens the rear and the key supply line from the harbour to the siege lines. Unable to release too many troops, Lord Raglan orders a half strength 4th Division to assault the Russian positions, supported by about half of the 1st Division, a Turkish Brigade and the Light Brigade.
An overview of the battlefield, the Light brigade on the left, with the 1st Division enetering the field, while the 4th Division moves towards the ridge with two of the occupied redoubts:
Meanwhile in the Centre the 4th Division begins its steady advance, screened by the Rifle Brigade, who begin a brisk fire fight with Russian Caucasian riflemen. Initially the Russians have the upper hand and many of the British rifles fall:
The brave Turkish action may have saved the Rifle Brigade, but it leaves the Allied right flank very exposed, with its only cavalry support eliminated. The Russians spot an opportunity and their Hussars charge down the slope into the left hand Turkish battalion, almost at the same time the right battalion fails in an assault on Canrobert's Hill taking heavy losses. To add to the problem a Russian infantry battalion moves down in support. The allied right is severely threatened:
Over on the left flank the Light brigade advances to drive away the Cossacks, who threaten the deploying 1st Division. The 17th Lancers, 13th Light Dragoons, supported by the 8th Hussars engage in a significant cavalry battle that rages on for the entire battle:
As this is going on the Guards of the 1st Division begin to turn the Russian flank:
An Allied victory, although it was a grave mistake to keep all of the British cavalry over on the left flank.