Bagration was an experienced senior officer by the time the Revolutionary
and Napoleonic Wars had broken out, having learnt his trade against
the Turks and Poles.
General Suvarov for the campaigns
against Revolutionary France in Italy and Switzerland, Bagration
earnt himself much praise from the old Russian warhorse, who liked
his ferocious battlefield style.
he fought at Hollabrunn - where his determined rearguard action
saved General Mikhail Kutusov's
army - Austerlitz, Eylau,
Heilsberg and Friedland.
1809, Bagration was again sent to fight the Turks, returning in
time to face the French invasion of Russia in 1812.
by the Russian policy of ceding land for time, Bagration said he
"trembled with shame" about retreating.
he successfully led the Second West Army into the Russian interior
despite extremely poor relations with the other commander Mikhail
Barclay de Tolly.
Borodino, Bagration commanded
the Russian left wing and fought bravely until wounded in the leg.
The injury from the musketball became infected and he died on 24
mourned the loss of an honourable soldier who gave his army plenty
of fire and fierceness.