Battle of Tsaritsyn (1774)

The Battle of Tsaritsyn was decisive confrontation between the Imperial Russian Army, commanded by Johann von Michelsohnen, and serf rebels, led by Yemelyan Pugachev. After Pugachev's victory in the Kazan, Michelsohnen was tasked with the suppression of the revolt, which occurred on August 21, 1774 near Tsaritsyn although the rebels outnumbered his forces. Afterward, the rebellion quickly collapsed.[2] Pugachev himself escaped but was captured on September 14 and executed on January 10 the next year.[3]

Battle of Tsaritsyn
Part of Pugachev's Rebellion
DateAugust 21, 1774
Location
Tsaritsyn (modern Volgograd)
Result Russian victory
Belligerents
 Russian Empire Serfs
Commanders and leaders
Johann von Michelsohnen Yemelyan Pugachev
Strength
5,000 men[1] 10,000 men[1]
Casualties and losses
90 killed[1] 2,000 killed[1]
6,000 captured[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Tucker, Spencer C. (2017). The Roots and Consequences of Civil Wars and Revolutions: Conflicts that Changed World History. ABC-CLIO. p. 140. ISBN 9781440842948. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. ^ Tucker, Spencer C. (2017). The Roots and Consequences of Civil Wars and Revolutions: Conflicts that Changed World History. ABC-CLIO. p. 145. ISBN 9781440842948. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  3. ^ Tucker, Spencer C. (2017). The Roots and Consequences of Civil Wars and Revolutions: Conflicts that Changed World History. ABC-CLIO. p. 143. ISBN 9781440842948. Retrieved 9 October 2019.