ZHIRKEVICH Ivan Stepanovich( memoirists.)
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Biography ZHIRKEVICH Ivan Stepanovich
(19.V.1789, Smolensk - 2.1848, Polotsk Vitebsk Province.)
Of the landed gentry. In 1795, Mr.. was given a land Gentry Cadet Corps, where released in 1805. in the Guard artillery battalion. Member wars 1805-07 and 1808-09 years., The war of 1812, Mr.. and foreign campaigns. Upon his retirement in 1838, Mr.. the rank of major-general, M. In 1841, Mr.. set to their "Notes", partly published in the journal "Russian old, representing a great historical and cultural interest. Army and landowner life, the events of the Napoleonic wars, stay in Paris, the Allied troops, 14 December 1825, the characteristics of MI. Kutuzov A.P. Ermolov, AA. Arakcheeva, AN. Seslavin, SM. Kamensky, family GI. Chernyshev, IM. Muraveva etc.. governorship in Simbirsk and Vitebsk, the beginning of accession Uniates to the Orthodox Church - all depicted vividly colorful, with lots of specific details.
Lit.: Zhirkevich AV. Zhirkevich and his memories of Smolensk. - Smolensk, 1904.