|Grigory Yakovlevich Skariatin|
Grigory Skariatin in 1831
|Native name||Григорий Яковлевич Скарятин|
|Died||July 9, 1849(aged 41)|
|Unit||5th Infantry Corps|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Sighisoara|
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.
- now Sighisoara, Romania