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Engagement/Skirmish Name : Staroi-Borisov

Date(s) : 27 November 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Russian forces over French & Allied Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French attempting to march from Borisov to the bridges at Studianka were intercepted by the advanced guard of Wittgenstein's Detached Corps. Initially numbers were matched but the Russiaofns built up their strength as further elements of the Corp arrived. Only one French battalion managed to fight its way through. On the morning of the 28th all remaining troops surrendered.


A village almost 3 miles west of Borisov and the river Beresina. (Belarus)

Casualty figures

French & Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
11,500 (95.83%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (16.67%)