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Borisov 2

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Borisov 2

Date(s) : 23 November 1812

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

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

Type of battle : Land


The Russian army commander failed to heed warnings of the approach of an effective French force. He left his advanced guard unsupported in the town while his cavalry went off foraging and most of his troops were on the western bank of the river. The advanced guard and other troops fell back chaotically over the river but succeeded in destroying the Borisov bridges.


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

Casualty figures

French & Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (27.78%)

Russian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (33.33%)