Alexander Mikaberidze. The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815. NY: Savas Beatie, 2005. Extensively researched biographies of 800 senior Russian officers who commanded troops in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, together with 440 black and white portraits. Each biography includes the subject’s place of birth, family history, educational background, a detailed description of his military service, his awards and promotions, wounds, transfers, commands, and other related information, including the date and place of his death and internment, if known.
In addition to the biographies is an introductory chapter setting forth in meticulous detail the organization of the Russian military, how it was trained, the educational and cultural background of the officer corps, its awards and their history and meaning, and much more. This outstanding overview is supported and enhanced by three dozen charts, tables, and graphics that illustrate the rich history of the Russian officer corps. 528 pages, annotated bibliography. 1st edition, hardcover. New. 1 copy available.