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Tango0126 Jan 2018 10:54 p.m. PST

"A battle fought between the 2nd (Russian) Western Army and Marshal Nicolas Davout's forces in the early phase of Napoleon's advance on Moscow in 1812, Mogilev is also known as the Battle of Saltanovka. As Napoleon's forces invaded Russia, Prince Peter Bagration's 2nd Western Army eluded their enveloping maneuvers and hastily retreated eastward to join General Mikhail Barclay de Tolly's 1st Western Army. Threatened by the forces under Jérôme Bonaparte from the rear and Marshal Louis Davout's corps from the north, Bagration moved by forced marches toward Mogilev, where he intended to cross the Dnieper River and join Barclay de Tolly…."

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