NAPOLEON WARS – RUSSIAN PRINCE PYOTR BAGRATION – UNIQUE BRONZE STATUE
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Prince Pyotr Ivanovich Bagration (1765 – 24 September 1812) was a general of the Russian army. He was a descendant of the Georgian royal family of the Bagrations. In 1812, Bagration commanded the 2nd army of the West, and a few days before Napoleon’s invasion on 24 June he suggested to Alexander I a pre-emptive strike into the Duchy of Warsaw. Though defeated at Mogilev (23 July 1812), Bagration led his forces to join the 1st army at Smolensk under Barclay de Tolly, to whom he ceded overall command of both armies on 2 August. Bagration led the left wing at the Battle of Borodino (7 September 1812), where he constructed a number of fleches- due to a shortage of engineer officers though, these were poorly designed. During the battle he received a mortal wound and later died on 24 September, in the village of Simi, which belonged to his aunt