Russian Army order of battle (1812)

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The Imperial Russian Army in 1812 consists of 3 main armies and other military formations. Commander in Chief Emperor of the Army was Alexander I.

1st Army of the West[edit]

General of infantry Prince Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly[1])

2nd Army of the West[edit]

General of infantry Prince Pyotr Bagration

3rd Reserve Army of Observation[edit]

General of cavalry Alexander Tormasov

Danube Army[edit]

Admiral Pavel Chichagov

Separate Corps and detachments[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Michael de Tolly was appointed the commander-in-chief of the 1st Army on 19 March 1812. However, after arrival of Emperor Alexander I in Vilnius, the latter became de jure and de facto a commander-in-chief.
  2. ^ In June 1812 the 1st Infantry Corps was excluded from the 1st Army and left by the Northern Dvina for protection of Saint Petersburg
  3. ^ Riehn, Richard (1991). 1812: Napoleon's Russian Campaign. United States: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 444–464. ISBN 0-471-54302-0. 

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