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Raglan, Baron (Fitzroy James Henry Somerset), was the son of the Duke of Beaufort, and was born in 1788. At the age of 16 he entered the army and fought in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, where he lost his right arm. In 1815 he performed various diplomatic duties at Paris, and for the next few years held other important posts. When the Crimean War commenced he was appointed commander-in-chief of the English forces, and was present at all the leading victories. The soldiers suffered terribly, however, through mismanagement of the commissariat, and Lord Raglan, who was now field-marshal, received some of the blame. Mr. Kinglake and others, however, championed his cause, but the blame seems to have hastened his death, which occurred in 1855.