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Saltanovka [Mohilev]

Battle Name : Saltanovka [Mohilev]

Date(s) : 23 July 1812

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Russian Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Russian Foces

Type of battle : Land


Reckoned as a French success although a Russian tactical victory in killing twice as many of their enemy. By this engagement the French prevented the 2nd Russian Army joining up with the 1st Russian Army. [It was another 8 days before the junction was effected].


A village 6 miles west of Mohilev. (Belarus)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,134 (14.76%)

Russian Foces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,548 (12.74%)