Возврат на главную страницу Возврат на главную страницу Возврат на главную страницу Возврат на главную страницу Возврат на главную страницу
Entries / Ataman Life Guards Regiment

Ataman Life Guards Regiment


Categories / Army. Navy/Garrison

ATAMAN LIFE GUARDS REGIMENT (from 1878 – of His Highness the Crown Prince (tsesarevich), formed in 1775 numbering 500 servicemen as the Ataman Regiment of the Don Army, in 1803 reorganised as a 1000-men formation. With the designation of the Crown Prince (tsesarevich) as the patron of the Don Cossack troops regiment it was named Cossack Ataman the Heir’s Regiment, from 1832 on, it regularly despatched two squadrons to St. Petersburg, the Life Guards Ural Company was also assigned to the regiment. From 1855 it bore the name Life Ataman His Highness Crown Prince's Regiment. In 1859 it received the privilege of the New Guards, from 1878 – of the Old Guards. In 1874-84 together with the Cossack Life Guards Regiment formed the Combined Cossack Life Guards Regiment. Participated in the campaign against Nogai Tartars(1783), in the wars with Turkey 1787-91, 1806-12, 1828-29, 1877-78, in the Orenburg Campaign (1801), in the wars with France of 1806-07 and 1812-14, in suppressing of Polish Insurrections of 1830-31 and 1863-64. In St. Petersburg the Regiment was stationed together with the Cossack Life Guards Regiment. After October 1917 was nominally disbanded (restored in 1919 within the White Army).

References: Очерк истории Лейб-гвардии Атаманского е. и. в. наследника цесаревича полка, составленный ко дню столетней годовщины. СПб., 1875; Краснов П. Н. Атаманская памятка, 1775-1900: Крат. очерк истории Л.-гв. Атаманского его имп. высочества государя наследника цесаревича полка. СПб., 1900; Антонов Б. И. Императорская гвардия в Санкт-Петербурге. СПб., 2001.

A. N. Lukirsky.

Bibliographies
Очерк истории Лейб-гвардии Атаманского е. и. в. наследника цесаревича полка, составленный ко дню столетней годовщины. СПб., 1875
Антонов Б. И. Императорская гвардия в Санкт-Петербурге. СПб., 2001
Краснов П. Н. Атаманская памятка, 1775-1900: Крат. очерк истории Л.-гв. Атаманского его имп. высочества государя наследника цесаревича полка. СПб., 1900

The subject Index
Cossack Life Guards Regiment


Guards

GUARDS, life guards, elite, privileged military unit. The Russian Guards were established by Peter I in 1700, when the Preobrazhensky and Semenovsky regiments gained the title of life guards