ISSN 2409-5834

On the history of the formation of the Nizhny Novgorod militia: information on officers’ illnesses in SeptemberDecember 1812

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Dmitry A. Nikolaev , Leonid N. Akimov , Ekaterina A. Akimova


When Napoleon invaded the Russian Empire, various Russian provinces were asked to form “people’s militias” as part of the mobilisation plans of the country’s military command. Nizhny Novgorod Province was expected to put together five infantry and one cavalry regiments. As the Nizhny Novgorod militia was being put together, there were serious difficulties with manning the officer corps, which consisted exclusively of nobles, many of whom had serious health problems

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