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Russian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars: Major General Prince Vasilii Yurievich Dolgoruky

By Alexander Mikaberidze, FINS

(1776 September 1810)

Prince Vasilii Yurievich Dolgoruky was enlisted in the Life Guard Preobrazhensk Regiment in 1789. In 1798, he was promoted to colonel, but he retired the next year. In 1801, he returned to active service and was promoted to major general and appointed to the Astrakhan Grenadier Regiment. In July 1802-October 1809, he served as chef of the Chernigov Musketeer Regiment. During the 1806-1807 Campaigns, he distinguished himself at Pultusk, Eylau, and Friedland and was promoted to general aide-de-camp in July 1807. In 1809, he took part in the campaign against Austria but did not participate in any actions. In October 1809 - November 1810, he was the chef of Tambov Musketeer Regiment. In 1810, Dolgoruky took part in the Russo-Turkish war, commanding the 18th Division and fought at Bazardjik, Shumla, Varna, and Shumla. He died in September 1810.

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2002


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