861.00/6663: Telegram

The High Commissioner at Constantinople (Bristol) to the Secretary of State

236. Following from McCully, Novorossiisk:

34. March 27, noon. Red forces occupied Novorossiisk 10 a.m. to-day after some fighting in eastern part of town in which, besides land forces, only Russian destroyers took part. Large portion Volunteer army was evacuated to Crimea but several thousand joined Red forces and others retreated east coast of Black Sea. All vessels have [Page 590] gone to sea, British and French being fired on by artillery but care was taken apparently not to fire on Galveston which was closer in and last to leave. McCully.