Grigory Skariatin

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Grigory Yakovlevich Skariatin
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Grigory Skariatin in 1831
Native name Григорий Яковлевич Скарятин
Born 1808
Died July 9, 1849(1849-07-09) (aged 41)
Allegiance Russian Empire
Rank General Major
Unit 5th Infantry Corps
Battles/wars Battle of Sighisoara

Grigory Yakovlevich Skariatin (Russian: Григорий Яковлевич Скарятин; 1808 – Segesvár,[1] July 9 or July 31, 1849) Russian Major General.

On February 3, 1849 on the command of his superior, Alexander von Lüders, he crossed the Carpathians and occupied Sibiu. He faced a defeat on March 11 since the Hungarians led by Józef Bem outnumbered the Russian army. For the Habsburg staff admitted its defeat under Sibiu, Skariatin was forced to leave Hungary. As he successfully organized the retreat, he was promoted to Major General and was appointed to lead the 5th Infantry Corps. On July 31 he was hit by a cannonball under Sighisoara, and died. According to the Russians he actually fell on July 9.

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  1. ^ now Sighisoara, Romania

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