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Borisov 1

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Borisov 1

Date(s) : 21 November 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Russian forces over Franco-Polish Forces

Type of battle : Land


Both sides fought with great determination, both sides lost heavily. The Russians, the advanced guard of the army of the Danube, seized the vital bridge over the Beresina. The remainder of that army began to close up around Borisov.


A town on the eastern bank of the river Beresina. (Belarus)

Casualty figures

Franco-Polish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,400 (88.00%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (44.44%)