Fyodor Radetsky( Adjutant-General, General of Infantry)
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Biography Fyodor Radetsky
(1820 - 1890). After graduating from the course in the engineering college, served in the Caucasus in 1847, Mr.. entered the military academy, graduated from the course, again moved to the Caucasus in 1850. transferred to the General Staff. Service Radetzky in the Caucasus presents a number of combat differences in Lezgin line and in Dagestan. At the end of hostilities in the eastern part of the country, he was appointed Chief of Staff of the Terek region. 1861 - 1863 years they were held in incessant expeditions for Kuban. After the conquest of the Caucasus Radetsky commanded the different army divisions, and before the Russian-Turkish war of 1877 - 1878 period was appointed commander of the 8 th Corps. Entrusted to him to have committed troops crossing the Danube at Zimnitsa, on the night of 15 June 1877. With parts of his body Radetsky went on Shipka Pass in the Balkans (cm. Shipka), where he remained until 29 December. Here is his situation was very difficult: with small forces he had to reflect, from 9 to 14 August, an attack the army of Suleiman Pasha, which were of unusual tenacity and energy. With the onset of winter, the defenders of the pass, located at a very disadvantageous position, and who have suffered all kinds of deprivation, hourly expected enemy attacks, bombard them with three sides. The hardness and peace Radetzky reassuring manner acted on his subordinates, and his example of selfless courage, maintained their energy. After the fall of Plevna, when our troops marched in the Balkans, Radetsky led the two columns (Svyatopolk-Mir and Skobelev) appointed to bypass the Shipka position of the Turks. The result of this bypass and Radetzky attack from the front was the capture, 28 December, the army Wessel Pasha. After the war the name Radetzky was extremely popular: he met everywhere and feted as a national hero. In 1882, Mr.. He was appointed chief of the district in 1889. - A member of the Council of State. The feeling of action, courage, firm determination in the pursuit of set goals combined in one Radetzky with justice, the constant care of the needs of the soldier, extreme modesty, simplicity and gentleness of heart. Throughout his long military activity Radetsky not seen the slightest setbacks and enjoyed the absolute trust and loyalty of soldiers.