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Inkerman (Inkermann) is a small town in Crimea, an eastern suburb of Sevastopol. The Crimea (officially Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukrainian transliteration: Avtonomna Respublika Krym, Ukrainian: Автономна Республіка Крим, Russian: Автономная Республика Крым, pronounced cry-MEE-ah in English) is a peninsula and an autonomous republic of Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea. ... Sevastopol (Севастополь, Sevastopol’ in Russian and Ukrainian; Aqyar in Crimean Tatar), formerly known as Sebastopol, is a port city in Ukraine, located on the Black Sea coast of Crimean peninsula. ...

The location is known for the Battle of Inkerman and Battle of Chernaya River during the Crimean War. The Battle of Inkermann, a battle of the Crimean War, was fought on November 5, 1854 and resulted in a British and French victory under General Bosquet against the Russian forces under General Menshikov. ... The Battle of Chernaya River (Battle of Tchernaïa, Сражение у Черной речки, Сражение у реки Черной) was a battle fought during the Crimean War on August 16, 1855 between Russia and a coalition of French and Piedmontese troops. ... The Crimean War lasted from 28 March 1854 to 1856. ...


  • A 7th-9th century cave monastery of St. Clement. It is located at the rocky right bank of the Chernaya River. It was destroyed during the times of the Soviet Union, now restored and functioning.
  • Ruins of the 14th century fortress Kalamita.

A cave monastery is basically a monastery built in caves, with possible outside facilities. ... Clement of Alexandria (Titus Flavius Clemens), was the first member of the Church of Alexandria to be more than a name, and one of its most distinguished teachers. ...

See also

  • Little Inkerman

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Battle of Inkerman, 5 November 1854 (2820 words)
The Battle of Inkerman was the third major engagement of the Crimean War, between the Allies and the Russian on the Crimean Peninsula.
The British knew it as Mount Inkerman (and by the Russians as Cossack Mountain) and was bordered to the west by the Careenage Ravine and to the east by the Sapoune Ridge.
The third column was led by General P D Gorchakov with 22,000 troops and eighty-eight guns and would advance across the Tchernaya River towards the Fedioukine Hills and act as a distraction to the Allies as well as being ready to support the main attack if necessary.
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