Vasily Sergeevich Rakhmanov (1764-1816) - Russian commander of the Napoleonic Wars , lieutenant general of the Russian Imperial Army .
|Vasily Sergeevich Rakhmanov|
Portrait of Vasily Sergeyevich Rakhmanov
workshop  of George Dow . Military Gallery of the Winter Palace , State Hermitage Museum ( St. Petersburg )
|Date of Birth||1764|
|Date of death||November 10, 1816|
|Years of service||1785 - 1816 (with a break)|
|Commanded||Kolyvan Musketeer. p. (1803)|
|Battles / wars|
|Awards and prizes||Order of St. Anna of the 1st Art. with diamonds, George of the 3rd class., Vladimir of the 3rd st .; gold sword “for courage” with diamonds|
Vasily Rakhmanov was born in 1764; came from a noble family .
He was brought up in the Land gentry cadet corps, from where on February 6, 1785 he was sent to the Tula Infantry Regiment as a lieutenant .
He took part in the Russian-Turkish war of 1787-1791. and the Polish events of 1794 ; for the differences in the latter was on November 26, 1795 awarded the Order of St. George 4th grade
|For the excellent courage shown on May 24, 1794 against the Polish rebels at Schekochin, where the enemy cannon was recaptured.|
For merits of the Dutch expedition , Rakhmanov June 5, 1799 received the shoulder straps of the colonel.
February 10, 1803 Rakhmanov was transferred to the Kolyvan Musketeer Regiment, June 11 became his commander; and on August 28 of that year he was awarded the rank of major general and was appointed to the post of chief of the Nizov Musketeer Regiment .
He fought with this regiment in the War of the Fourth Coalition ( Golden Sword "For Courage" with diamonds ) and the Russian-Swedish War of 1808-1809. Then he was appointed commandant of Uleaborg.
After Napoleon's invasion of the Russian Empire, he took part in a number of battles of the Patriotic War of 1812 .
After the expulsion of the enemy from Russia, he took part in the foreign campaign of the Russian army and for the siege of the Elbing fortress; was awarded July 31, 1813 the Order of St. George, 3rd class, No. 311
|In retribution of the excellent courage and courage shown in the battles against the French troops on November 15 and 16, 1812 at Borisov and Stuyanka.|
September 11, 1816 Rakhmanov was promoted to lieutenant general for the siege of Danzig .
Vasily Sergeevich Rakhmanov died on November 10, 1816.
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