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Dokhturov Dmitry

( General of Infantry.)

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Biography Dokhturov Dmitry
(1756 - 14.HI.1816, Moscow)
Participated in the Russian-Swedish War of 1788-90 and in the wars against Napoleon, 1805-07, hero of the Patriotic War of 1812. August 5, 1812 6 th Infantry Corps (from the 1-st Western Army M.B. Barclay de Tolly) under the command of D. Smolensk heroically defended by French troops. Available D. There were about 30 thousand against 140 thousand of the enemy. Good organization of the city's defense has allowed for a departure 1 st and 2 nd Russian armies. In one of the critical moments of battle D. personally led a counterattack Molohovskih gate. At 4 am, 6 (18) August, after the order of Barclay de Tolly, forces D. organized fled fighting positions, blowing up to a bridge over the river. Dnipro. In the battle of Borodino D. commanded the center of the Russian troops, and then changed his seriously wounded Bagration on the left wing. Building D. played a crucial role in the battle of Maloyaroslavets, after which Napoleon was forced to retreat to their ruined as the old Smolensk road. In the 1813-14 campaign, D. participated in the battle of Dresden, led Makdeburga blockade and siege of Hamburg in 1814, commanded the right wing of the Russian army advancing on Paris.

Name D. named one of the streets of Smolensk, in memory of the heroes of the park installed a bust of General D. (1987, sculptor of the People's Artist of Russia A.G. Sergeev).


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