This map from Kinglake's book shows Balaklava
harbor at bottom and the narrow route via Kadikoi and then Causeway to the
north west (left) up onto Sapun Gor. It shows Canrobert's hill on the right,
which was occupied by a Turkish garrison with cannon prior to the battle but
was the first defensive work captured during the initial Russian attack. The
Highlanders held a low ridge in front of the entrance to Balaklava harbor. A
small Russian cavalry detachment advanced but was driven off by several volleys
and brief cannon fire. Then the Heavy Cavalry brigade began crossing to assist
the Highlanders but was diverted up onto the Causway height when a much larger
Russian cavalry force crossed the height. The Heavy Brigade stopped, turned and
then attacked the Russian cavalry driving them back across the height.
Meanwhile Russian infantry captured several redoubts along the causeway taking
the cannon there and dispersing the Turkish gunners. Lord Raglan ordered two
British infantry divisions to march down off the height but they were too slow
to join in the action. The second map shows the action of the Heavy Brigade.