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JohnBSnead Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2017 9:53 p.m. PST

Putting together the OB for the Russians and can't confirm this Corps Commander's presence and his given name(s). Most sources have him listed as present, but the only two Bakhmetyevs (or anything close) in Mikaberidze's book on the Russian Officer Corps don't appear to be the right guy.

Bakhmetyev III lost his right leg at Borodino, so don't think he is out in the field 5 months later.

Bakhmetyev I was seriously wounded at Borodino also, recuperated, then was discharged in May 1813.

Could be Bakhmetyev II? Various Google searches have brought back "nada".

Thanks for any assistance!


Le Breton Inactive Member02 Nov 2017 2:45 a.m. PST

генерал-майор Бахметев (Бахметьев) 1-й Николай Николаевич (Курск 1772 – Курск 1831)
general-major Nikolay Nikolayevich Bakhmetev-1 (Bakhmet'yev-1) (Kursk 1772 – Kursk 1831)
--- commanding the 11th Infantry division at Borodino – wounded in the cheek, not the leg (confused in some sources with the wound to his brother)
--- in December 1812, posted to command the 2nd Reserve corps
--- distinguished at Kalisch, awarded a golden sword with diamonds inscribed "For Bravery"
--- 24 April 1813 – retired from military service due to illness, later entered civilian service

(dates are Old Style)


There *was* a third brother ….
Бахметев (Бахметьев) 2-й Пётр Николаевич (~1773-?)
Pyotr Nikolayevich Bakhmetev-2 (Bakhmet'yev-2) (~1773-?)
But he seems not to have had an extended or "famous" military career, if any.

JohnBSnead Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Thank you! Those are good links for our hobby.


Le Breton Inactive Member02 Nov 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

Happy to help!
It was fun to look for the answer yours was an excellent question, with the answer was not obvious at all (even searching in Russian language).

By the way, their sister Varvara Nikolayevna married prince Yegor Aleksandrovich Gruzinskiy-Bagration (1762-1852), the general prince Bagation's 3rd cousin (if I am counting Georgian royal cousins correctly).

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