Bagration sentence example

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  • Information about the Russians was very indifferent; it was only known that Prince Bagration with about 33,000 men lay grouped about Wolkowysk; Barclay de Tolly with 40,000 about Vilna; and on the Austrian frontier lay a small corps under Tormassov in process of formation, while far away on the Turkish frontiers hostilities with the sultan retained Tschitschagov with 50,000 more.
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  • The main army, with the emperor in person, covered by Murat and the cavalry, moved on Vilna, whilst Jerome on his right rear at once threatened Bagration and covered the emperor's outer flank.
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  • Meanwhile the Russians made good their retreat - Barclay towards the entrenched camp of Drissa on the Dvina, Bagration towards Mohilev.
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  • Jerome was replaced by Davout, and the army resumed its march, this time in the hope of surrounding and overwhelming Barclay, whilst Davout dealt with Bagration.
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  • Before their advance, however, the Russian armies steadily retired, Barclay from Vilna via Drissa to Vitebsk, Bagration from Wolkowysk to Mohilev.
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  • a :7,800,000 English Miles go too zoo sc junction of Bagration and Barclay was now assured in the vicinity of Smolensk.
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  • Farther still on the right the 5th column (cavalry under Prince John of Liechtenstein) was to hold the northern part of the plateau, south of the Briinn-Olmiitz road; across the road itself was the corps of Prince Bagration, and in rear of Liechtenstein's corps was the reserve (Russians under the grand-duke Constantine).
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  • Thus, the farther the four main columns penetrated into the French right wing, the wider would the gap become between Bagration and Kolowrat, and Liechtenstein's squadrons could not form a serious obstacle to a heavy attack of Napoleon's centre.
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  • Near here the French under Davoilt defeated the Russians under Bagration on the 23rd of July 1812.
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  • After his dismissal from headquarters Zherkov had not remained in the regiment, saying he was not such a fool as to slave at the front when he could get more rewards by doing nothing on the staff, and had succeeded in attaching himself as an orderly officer to Prince Bagration.
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  • Kutuzov himself, he was told, was in the house with Prince Bagration and Weyrother.
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  • Bagration, a gaunt middle-aged man of medium height with a firm, impassive face of Oriental type, came out after the commander-in-chief.
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  • Kutuzov went out into the porch with Bagration.
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  • "Well, good-by, Prince," said he to Bagration.
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  • With his left hand he drew Bagration toward him, and with his right, on which he wore a ring, he made the sign of the cross over him with a gesture evidently habitual, offering his puffy cheek, but Bagration kissed him on the neck instead.
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  • Allow me to remain with Prince Bagration's detachment.
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  • The night he received the news, Kutuzov sent Bagration's vanguard, four thousand strong, to the right across the hills from the Krems-Znaim to the Vienna-Znaim road.
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  • Bagration was to make this march without resting, and to halt facing Vienna with Znaim to his rear, and if he succeeded in forestalling the French he was to delay them as long as possible.
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  • Marching thirty miles that stormy night across roadless hills, with his hungry, ill-shod soldiers, and losing a third of his men as stragglers by the way, Bagration came out on the Vienna-Znaim road at Hollabrunn a few hours ahead of the French who were approaching Hollabrunn from Vienna.
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  • Meeting Bagration's weak detachment on the Znaim road he supposed it to be Kutuzov's whole army.
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  • Count Nostitz, the Austrian general occupying the advanced posts, believed Murat's emissary and retired, leaving Bagration's division exposed.
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  • Bagration replied that he was not authorized either to accept or refuse a truce and sent his adjutant to Kutuzov to report the offer he had received.
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  • A truce was Kutuzov's sole chance of gaining time, giving Bagration's exhausted troops some rest, and letting the transport and heavy convoys (whose movements were concealed from the French) advance if but one stage nearer Znaim.
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  • Bonaparte himself, not trusting to his generals, moved with all the Guards to the field of battle, afraid of letting a ready victim escape, and Bagration's four thousand men merrily lighted campfires, dried and warmed themselves, cooked their porridge for the first time for three days, and not one of them knew or imagined what was in store for him.
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  • Between three and four o'clock in the afternoon Prince Andrew, who had persisted in his request to Kutuzov, arrived at Grunth and reported himself to Bagration.
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  • In Bagration's detachment no one knew anything of the general position of affairs.
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  • "However, there will hardly be an engagement today," said Bagration as if to reassure Prince Andrew.
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  • "If he is one of the ordinary little staff dandies sent to earn a medal he can get his reward just as well in the rearguard, but if he wishes to stay with me, let him... he'll be of use here if he's a brave officer," thought Bagration.
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  • He made some notes on two points, intending to mention them to Bagration.
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  • Prince Andrew turned his horse and galloped back to Grunth to find Prince Bagration.
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  • Prince Andrew stopped, waiting for him to come up; Prince Bagration reined in his horse and recognizing Prince Andrew nodded to him.
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  • Here it is! was seen even on Prince Bagration's hard brown face with its half-closed, dull, sleepy eyes.
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  • Behind Prince Bagration rode an officer of the suite, the prince's personal adjutant, Zherkov, an orderly officer, the staff officer on duty, riding a fine bobtailed horse, and a civilian--an accountant who had asked permission to be present at the battle out of curiosity.
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  • Prince Bagration screwed up his eyes, looked round, and, seeing the cause of the confusion, turned away with indifference, as if to say, "Is it worth while noticing trifles?"
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  • Prince Andrew remembered the story of Suvorov giving his saber to Bagration in Italy, and the recollection was particularly pleasant at that moment.
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  • "Whose company?" asked Prince Bagration of an artilleryman standing by the ammunition wagon.
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  • "Very good!" said Bagration in reply to the officer's report, and began deliberately to examine the whole battlefield extended before him.
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  • Prince Bagration ordered two battalions from the center to be sent to reinforce the right flank.
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  • Prince Bagration turned to the officer and with his dull eyes looked at him in silence.
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  • Prince Bagration bowed his head in sign of assent and approval.
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  • "Very good!" said Bagration.
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  • Prince Andrew listened attentively to Bagration's colloquies with the commanding officers and the orders he gave them and, to his surprise, found that no orders were really given, but that Prince Bagration tried to make it appear that everything done by necessity, by accident, or by the will of subordinate commanders was done, if not by his direct command, at least in accord with his intentions.
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  • Prince Andrew noticed, however, that though what happened was due to chance and was independent of the commander's will, owing to the tact Bagration showed, his presence was very valuable.
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  • Prince Bagration, having reached the highest point of our right flank, began riding downhill to where the roll of musketry was heard but where on account of the smoke nothing could be seen.
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  • In front of them rows of gray cloaks were already visible through the smoke, and an officer catching sight of Bagration rushed shouting after the crowd of retreating soldiers, ordering them back.
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  • Bagration rode up to the ranks along which shots crackled now here and now there, drowning the sound of voices and the shouts of command.
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  • Prince Bagration bowed his head as a sign that this was exactly what he had desired and expected.
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  • Prince Andrew was struck by the changed expression on Prince Bagration's face at this moment.
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  • The commander of the regiment turned to Prince Bagration, entreating him to go back as it was too dangerous to remain where they were.
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  • The staff officer joined in the colonel's appeals, but Bagration did not reply; he only gave an order to cease firing and re-form, so as to give room for the two approaching battalions.
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  • "They march splendidly," remarked someone in Bagration's suite.
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  • "Well done, lads!" said Prince Bagration.
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  • A morose soldier marching on the left turned his eyes on Bagration as he shouted, with an expression that seemed to say: "We know that ourselves!"
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  • Bagration rode round the ranks that had marched past him and dismounted.
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  • Prince Andrew, walking beside Bagration, could clearly distinguish their bandoliers, red epaulets, and even their faces.
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  • Prince Bagration gave no further orders and silently continued to walk on in front of the ranks.
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  • But at the moment the first report was heard, Bagration looked round and shouted, "Hurrah!"
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  • Bagration had sent Zherkov to the general commanding that left flank with orders to retreat immediately.
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  • But no sooner had he left Bagration than his courage failed him.
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  • Soon after Prince Bagration had left him, Tushin had succeeded in setting fire to Schon Grabern.
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  • Prince Bagration was thanking the individual commanders and inquiring into details of the action and our losses.
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  • Prince Bagration turned to the old colonel:
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  • "Oh, but you were there?" said Prince Bagration, addressing Prince Andrew.
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  • "How was it a gun was abandoned?" asked Bagration, frowning, not so much at the captain as at those who were laughing, among whom Zherkov laughed loudest.
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  • He was afraid of getting some other officer into trouble, and silently fixed his eyes on Bagration as a schoolboy who has blundered looks at an examiner.
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  • Prince Bagration, apparently not wishing to be severe, found nothing to say; the others did not venture to intervene.
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  • Prince Bagration and Tushin looked with equal intentness at Bolkonski, who spoke with suppressed agitation.
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  • Next day the French army did not renew their attack, and the remnant of Bagration's detachment was reunited to Kutuzov's army.
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  • At dawn on the sixteenth of November, Denisov's squadron, in which Nicholas Rostov served and which was in Prince Bagration's detachment, moved from the place where it had spent the night, advancing into action as arranged, and after going behind other columns for about two thirds of a mile was stopped on the highroad.
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  • Rostov saw the Cossacks and then the first and second squadrons of hussars and infantry battalions and artillery pass by and go forward and then Generals Bagration and Dolgorukov ride past with their adjutants.
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  • They were drinking tea, and only awaited Prince Bagration to begin the council.
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  • At last Bagration's orderly came with the news that the prince could not attend.
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  • "Since Prince Bagration is not coming, we may begin," said Weyrother, hurriedly rising from his seat and going up to the table on which an enormous map of the environs of Brunn was spread out.
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  • That same night, Rostov was with a platoon on skirmishing duty in front of Bagration's detachment.
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  • Rostov rode up to Bagration, reported to him, and then joined the adjutants listening to what the generals were saying.
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  • "Believe me," said Prince Dolgorukov, addressing Bagration, "it is nothing but a trick!
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  • Officer!" said Bagration to Rostov, "are the enemy's skirmishers still there?"
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  • Bagration stopped and, before replying, tried to see Rostov's face in the mist.
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  • Bagration called to him from the hill not to go beyond the stream, but Rostov pretended not to hear him and did not stop but rode on and on, continually mistaking bushes for trees and gullies for men and continually discovering his mistakes.
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  • Only when approaching Bagration did Rostov let his horse gallop again, and with his hand at the salute rode up to the general.
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  • "It's plain that they have not all gone yet, Prince," said Bagration.
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  • "Very good, very good," said Bagration.
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  • On our right flank commanded by Bagration, at nine o'clock the battle had not yet begun.
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  • Bagration knew that as the distance between the two flanks was more than six miles, even if the messenger were not killed (which he very likely would be), and found the commander-in-chief (which would be very difficult), he would not be able to get back before evening.
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  • "You can give the message to His Majesty," said Dolgorukov, hurriedly interrupting Bagration.
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  • At the beginning of March, old Count Ilya Rostov was very busy arranging a dinner in honor of Prince Bagration at the English Club.
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  • To him the club entrusted the arrangement of the festival in honor of Bagration, for few men knew so well how to arrange a feast on an open-handed, hospitable scale, and still fewer men would be so well able and willing to make up out of their own resources what might be needed for the success of the fete.
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  • "Really, Papa, I believe Prince Bagration worried himself less before the battle of Schon Grabern than you do now," said his son with a smile.
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  • Next day, the third of March, soon after one o'clock, two hundred and fifty members of the English Club and fifty guests were awaiting the guest of honor and hero of the Austrian campaign, Prince Bagration, to dinner.
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  • What also conduced to Bagration's being selected as Moscow's hero was the fact that he had no connections in the city and was a stranger there.
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  • Moreover, paying such honor to Bagration was the best way of expressing disapproval and dislike of Kutuzov.
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  • Bagration appeared in the doorway of the anteroom without hat or sword, which, in accord with the club custom, he had given up to the hall porter.
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  • Bagration was embarrassed, not wishing to avail himself of their courtesy, and this caused some delay at the doors, but after all he did at last enter first.
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  • It was at first impossible to enter the drawing-room door for the crowd of members and guests jostling one another and trying to get a good look at Bagration over each other's shoulders, as if he were some rare animal.
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  • Count Ilya, again thrusting his way through the crowd, went out of the drawing room and reappeared a minute later with another committeeman, carrying a large silver salver which he presented to Prince Bagration.
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  • Bagration, on seeing the salver, glanced around in dismay, as though seeking help.
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  • Someone obligingly took the dish from Bagration (or he would, it seemed, have held it till evening and have gone in to dinner with it) and drew his attention to the verses.
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  • Bagration seemed to say, and, fixing his weary eyes on the paper, began to read them with a fixed and serious expression.
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  • Bagration bowed his head and listened:
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  • E'en fortunate Napoleon Knows by experience, now, Bagration, And dare not Herculean Russians trouble...
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  • and Count Rostov, glancing angrily at the author who went on reading his verses, bowed to Bagration.
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  • Everyone rose, feeling that dinner was more important than verses, and Bagration, again preceding all the rest, went in to dinner.
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  • Bagration also rose and shouted "Hurrah!" in exactly the same voice in which he had shouted it on the field at Schon Grabern.
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  • The old count rose once more, glanced at a note lying beside his plate, and proposed a toast, "To the health of the hero of our last campaign, Prince Peter Ivanovich Bagration!" and again his blue eyes grew moist.
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  • Courage conquest guarantees; Have we not Bagration?
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  • Bagration alone is a military man.
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  • First, the army under Barclay de Tolly, secondly, the army under Bagration, and thirdly, the one commanded by Tormasov.
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  • They were Russians: Bagration, Ermolov (who was beginning to come to the front), and others.
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  • Bagration was the best, Napoleon himself admitted that.
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  • At Smolensk the armies at last reunited, much as Bagration disliked it.
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  • Bagration drove up in a carriage to the house occupied by Barclay.
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  • Barclay donned his sash and came out to meet and report to his senior officer Bagration.
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  • Despite his seniority in rank Bagration, in this contest of magnanimity, took his orders from Barclay, but, having submitted, agreed with him less than ever.
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  • By the Emperor's orders Bagration reported direct to him.
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  • On the seventh of August Prince Bagration wrote as follows from his quarters at Mikhaylovna on the Smolensk road:
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  • "Here it's tolerable," said he, "but with Bagration on the left flank they're getting it frightfully hot."
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  • The booming cannonade and the fusillade of musketry were growing more intense over the whole field, especially to the left where Bagration's fleches were, but where Pierre was the smoke of the firing made it almost impossible to distinguish anything.
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  • The chief action of the battle of Borodino was fought within the seven thousand feet between Borodino and Bagration's fleches.
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  • Adjutant General Wolzogen, the man who when riding past Prince Andrew had said, "the war should be extended widely," and whom Bagration so detested, rode up while Kutuzov was at dinner.
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  • Mention was made in Kutuzov's report of the Russian losses, among which figured the names of Tuchkov, Bagration, and Kutaysov.
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