Battle of Saltanovka

Battle of Saltanovka

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Saltanovka (known as Mogilev in the West)
partof=French invasion of Russia (1812)
date=July 23, 1812
place=Near Mogilev, Belarus
result=Indecisive French victory
combatant1=Russian Empire
combatant2=First French Empire
commander1=Pyotr Bagration
commander2=Louis Nicolas Davout
strength1=~49,000 troops
strength2=~26,000 troops
casualties1=~4,000 troops
casualties2=~1,000 troops

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 Bagration and 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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