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8072 Dragoons of Peter I

8072 Dragoons of Peter I
These dragoons successfully fought both in mounted and foot order. The number of Dragoon regiments reached 33. Their most famous action happened in the battle of Lesnaya village when the first corps of Russias armed forces named Corps Volant conducted a rapid action over a long distance and intercepted the Swedish corps under the command of Loewenhaupt which was defeated despite Swedish numerical superiority. In the battle of Poltava Dragoons withstood successfully the Swedish cavalry attack at the beginning of the battle. During the decisive stage of the battle Dragoon regiments overthrew the Swedish cavalry on the flanks.

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