- Battle of Saltanovka
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Saltanovka (known as Mogilev in the West)
French invasion of Russia (1812)
July 23, 1812
result=Indecisive French victory
First French Empire
Louis Nicolas Davout
The Battle of Saltankovka or Battle of Mogilev was a battle of the 1812 French invasion of Russia. The Russian forces were led by
Pyotr Bagrationand the French forces were led by Louis Nicolas Davout. The French army had 26,000 troops, while the Russian army had 49,000 troops. Bagration attacked Davout in a strong position. The Russians were defeated with a loss of about 4,000 soldiers. The French barely lost 1,000 soldiers.
*George Bruce. Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981) (ISBN 0442223366).
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