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Leontius Korennoy Grenadier: The highest military honors from Napoleon

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Leontius Korennoy Grenadier: The highest military honors from Napoleon



His feat forever entered into history 4 October 1813 of the year. Then, during the famous Leipzig "Battle of the Nations", the battalion of the Life Guards of the Finnish regiment was attacked by significantly superior enemy forces. And, moving away with the fight, he was pinned to a high stone wall. Most of the soldiers moved through it, but almost all the officers remained on this side of the wall - wounded in battle, they could not overcome the barrier. The grenadier Leonty Korenoy helped the battalion commander and wounded officers to get over her, while he remained with a handful of brave men to cover the retreating comrades ...

Among them, fighting brothers, he enjoyed the indisputable authority for silushku, which the Lord generously rewarded him, for his courage and fearlessness in battle, for his rare growth and good-natured character. In the Guards regiment, the grenadier was respectfully called "Uncle Root". The bogatyr deserved his first "George" for the courage shown in the battle of Borodino ...

And on October 4, 1813, Leontius fiercely beat off the enemy from those who attacked the enemies. Soon he was left alone, in a bloody uniform, pressed against the wall. But he continued to parry and strike. When the bayonet broke, he took the shotgun by the barrel and continued to fight back with the butt.

The shocked Frenchmen shouted to a daring brave man to give up. But Leonty did not even think of throwing weapon. When, after receiving 18 bayonet wounds, he was nevertheless defeated, the French soldiers, out of respect for the brave man, did not dare to finish him off. Laid on a stretcher, delivered to the dressing station ...

There he learned about his exploits Napoleon, who visited the wounded.

The next day, the name of the Russian Guards fell into the order by the French army, signed by the emperor. Root was named a hero and role model for French soldiers. After the soldier got to his feet, by the personal order of Napoleon he was released from captivity ...

With his head bandaged and his hand tied up, barely moving his wounded legs, Leonty Korennoy appeared before his colleagues. Under their enthusiastic shouts of "bravo!" reported to the company commander: "Your comrade, I have the honor to appear: I arrived from captivity. I was released on the order of Bonaparte himself ...".

For the shown courage Rootne was promoted to ensigns and became the standard-bearer of the regiment. He was granted a special silver medal on the neck with the inscription "For the love of the Fatherland." And later about the hero put the song, which entered the glorious history of the Life Guards Infantry Regiment of Finland.

In 1903, when the regiment celebrated its centenary, the command set up a bronze monument to the legendary fellow soldier at the entrance to the main building of the officer corps. And right up to the October Revolution, the officers, entering the assembly, took off their caps and saluted the soldier ...


Monument to Leonty Korennoy at the entrance to the officers' meeting. 1903 g. Photo:

PS The Bolsheviks, having come to power, destroyed the monument. The heroism of the Russian warrior soldier did not reflect the pathos of the class struggle of the proletariat ...
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  1. apro
    apro 16 January 2016 06: 39 New
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    PS The Bolsheviks, having come to power, destroyed the monument. The heroism of the Russian warrior soldier did not reflect the pathos of the class struggle of the proletariat ...
    In order not to kick the Reds, well, nothing happens.
    1. lysyj bob
      lysyj bob 16 January 2016 10: 17 New
      +7
      But what about. Their role in our history is very ambiguous. But how they "destroyed to the ground" the people will remember for a long time, "and then" - that's another topic.
      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 16 January 2016 10: 38 New
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        Quote: apro
        In order not to kick the Reds, well, nothing happens.

        Our state policy today is to find fault with the "bloody communist" past in every possible way. Apparently, it does not occur to the author that the destruction of the monument to the hero may be the initiative of a single idiot during the then chaos and confusion.
        Quote: lysyj bob
        Their role in our history is very ambiguous, but people will remember for a long time how they "destroyed" to the core,

        The people, by the way, for the most part, supported the destruction "to the core." So you do not answer for all the people. Those who remembered how it was "before" are no longer left, but the current ideas are interpretations of historians, depending on the political situation.
        1. lysyj bob
          lysyj bob 16 January 2016 11: 36 New
          +8
          By the way, the people's memory was also destroyed. Everything that was "under the tsars" became illegal, and such heroes were forgotten. Thanks to Comrade Stalin for starting to revive the images of defenders of the Fatherland at the state level. I am not against the Reds and not for the Whites, blue and other greens, just trying to be fair in assessing some of the events.
          1. 97110
            97110 16 January 2016 13: 05 New
            -3
            Quote: lysyj bob
            just trying to be fair in evaluating some events.

            At the same time, I modestly take the side of "common people" - you look, it will ring.
        2. creak
          creak 16 January 2016 14: 15 New
          +6
          Quote: Ami du peuple
          the destruction of the monument to the hero may be the initiative of a single moron during the then chaos and confusion.


          And how then to regard the destruction of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, erected, incl. and on donations in honor of the Victory in the same war of 1812
          After all, this happened in 1931 when there was no chaos in the country anymore - everything was already sorted out ... And so, to write off this initiative, as you put it, a moron couldn’t work out, the decision was made at the highest level, and not in the district committee of the party ...

          Quote: Ami du peuple
          Our state policy is like this now - to find fault with the "bloody communist" past in every possible way

          In the period described, a struggle was also waged with the heritage and symbols of the royal heritage - just the pendulum swung in the other direction.
          Unfortunately, we never managed to do without extremes in assessing the different stages of our history.
          It is no accident that they say that we are a country with an unpredictable past, which is being adjusted to the current political situation ...
          1. Scraptor
            Scraptor 17 January 2016 13: 35 New
            +1
            just pressing the button, Lazar Moiseevich Kaganovich said - and so we graze the hem (hereinafter) ...
        3. Pilat2009
          Pilat2009 16 January 2016 19: 42 New
          +4
          Quote: Ami du peuple
          that the destruction of the monument to the hero may be the initiative of a single moron

          Yes, yes, the churches were also blown up separately. And they also shot the king and so on ....
          1. Yarik
            Yarik 16 January 2016 20: 46 New
            +1
            Everything is clear with the tsar, with the church too, the banner of the future struggle against the Soviet power and the conductor of monarchical ideas. Why not destroy the enemy? Another thing is that now much of that story seems ... not tolerant.
            1. Scraptor
              Scraptor 17 January 2016 13: 37 New
              0
              everything is clear with the origin of degenerative revolutionaries
      2. sq
        sq 16 January 2016 12: 20 New
        +2
        Memorized "to the core" better than "and then"
      3. Scraptor
        Scraptor 17 January 2016 13: 33 New
        -1
        Well then, the wives were still socialized ...
    2. Pilat2009
      Pilat2009 16 January 2016 19: 39 New
      +3
      Quote: apro
      In order not to kick the reds, well, it doesn’t work out

      No, they should be praised for this. Like for many other monuments.
      By the way, in Yekaterinburg, Lenin and Sverdlov and Malyshev are still standing.
      They really say that Russia lost the color of its intelligentsia during the years of the Civil War, for Trotsky and other Jews had monuments to Russian heroes
    3. AM10101946
      AM10101946 16 January 2016 21: 19 New
      +1
      Yes, the Russian people are not to blame for what was done after the revolution, and probably not the soldiers demolished the monument to HERO, most of the people were illiterate and did not know their history.
    4. Cap.Morgan
      Cap.Morgan 16 January 2016 23: 56 New
      -1
      Yeah, the Reds didn’t think that it was all so over.
      What ideas were that. Communism, the brotherhood of the working people ...
      It all ended with bureaucracy, intrigue, hatred of the people.
    5. Scraptor
      Scraptor 17 January 2016 13: 31 New
      +1
      The soldier was still Russian, and among the revolutionaries there were entirely one latsis, brackets and zalkinda. wassat
    6. Vend
      Vend 18 January 2016 09: 51 New
      0
      Quote: apro
      PS The Bolsheviks, having come to power, destroyed the monument. The heroism of the Russian warrior soldier did not reflect the pathos of the class struggle of the proletariat ...
      In order not to kick the Reds, well, nothing happens.

      Yes, where does the kick. There is a fact of the demolition of the monument after the October Revolution, the author pointed to this. During the Soviet period, not only gingerbread cookies are found.
    7. stas
      stas 14 December 2016 00: 17 New
      0
      The article is good, but the ending is crap like a spoon in a barrel of honey.
      This is how liberals try to denounce everything.
      What kind of people are so dicky.
      And the memory of the Russian soldier remained forever!
  2. Asperr43
    Asperr43 16 January 2016 07: 14 New
    +4
    Due to the fact that the awarding took place only once and only 25 people were awarded, the medal "For Love for the Fatherland" is extremely rare. Only the State Historical Museum in Moscow and the State Hermitage Museum have it in originals (there are three medals in the State Hermitage Museum, but two of them are minted without ear, and, therefore, are either test prints, or, more likely, genuine copies made at the Mint with stamps, but at a later time by orders of collectors).
  3. Asperr43
    Asperr43 16 January 2016 07: 19 New
    +8
    The peasants of the Moscow province were awarded once during the war with Napoleon. Indeed, for an exceptional occasion, an exceptional reward!
  4. Asperr43
    Asperr43 16 January 2016 07: 20 New
    +2
    And here is the obverse!
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 16 January 2016 08: 14 New
    +6
    V.S. Pikul, dedicated one of his historical miniatures to the Korenniy - "Eighteen bayonet wounds", which he finished with the words: "Leonty Korennoy dissolved for us in public obscurity, without leaving a single piece of paper in the archives to historians, he never once gave a vote from ruthless world of oblivion. " And this is really so, somehow it so happened that no information has survived either about where he comes from and who his parent is, or when he was born and from what year he began the service, when he finished, how his future fate developed, when he finished his earthly life. Awareness, awards, a painting by P. Babaev, a monument ... And then complete oblivion. Not a line, not a sound, not a grave with a cross.
    1. ImPerts
      ImPerts 16 January 2016 09: 03 New
      +5
      A great opportunity to restore justice.
      PS Only without suffering about a beautiful country full of dairy rivers and jelly banks, as well as the Bolsheviks, who destroyed it all with a crunch of French rolls.
      1. V.ic
        V.ic 16 January 2016 14: 31 New
        +5
        Quote: ImPerts
        as well as the Bolsheviks, who destroyed it all with a crunch of French rolls.

        December 5, 1931 / explosion of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior / Lazar Kaganovich said:
        "This is how we will close the hem of the whole Mother Russia!"
        1. ImPerts
          ImPerts 17 January 2016 15: 26 New
          +2
          Start then with the RIA generals, which:
          a) contributed to the collapse of the empire;
          b) arrested the anointed of God;
          c) closed his eyes to everything;
          d) could not organize anything.
          If you feel so bad at Kaganovich’s words, then you have to remember the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, which, having removed the portraits of the emperor, praised the glory of the February Revolution. That's who the hem started to bully. And it happened on 6 on March 1917.
    2. 97110
      97110 16 January 2016 13: 12 New
      +3
      Quote: parusnik
      And then complete oblivion. Not a line, not a sound, not a grave with a cross.
      The fame, it should be noted, is exceptional. The rest of the fallen lower ranks on the memorial plaques in the HHS are listed "about NN thousand" for each "case". While theirs nobility up to the eminences are named ALL! Which, of course, influenced the completeness of the destruction of the world of these nobility.
  6. baku1999
    baku1999 16 January 2016 10: 07 New
    0
    Yes, there were people at that time, not like the current tribe, Heroes, not us .................. (Lermontov)
    1. Chiropractor
      Chiropractor 16 January 2016 10: 27 New
      +2
      Yes, there were people in our time,
      Not like the current tribe,
      Bogatyri - not you!
      (M.Yu. Lermontov)

      learn materiel!
      1. WUA 518
        WUA 518 16 January 2016 11: 06 New
        +3
        I remember when I visited the Borodino panorama as a child, I was very impressed and made a strong impression on one episode, it was called "a cavalry battle in the rye, an unnamed Russian hero"
    2. 97110
      97110 16 January 2016 13: 17 New
      -1
      Quote: baku1999
      not us .................. (Lermontov)

      Exactly. MJ spoke about you, writing "heroes are not you"
  7. kvs207
    kvs207 16 January 2016 11: 36 New
    +2
    Quote: parusnik
    V.S. Pikul, dedicated one of his historical miniatures to Korenniy - "Eighteen bayonet wounds"

    Sergeev-Tsensky has a story about the feat of Leonty Korennoy. I read it in the book "The Fleet and the Fortress".
  8. kirpich
    kirpich 16 January 2016 11: 37 New
    +4
    The article noted one inaccuracy - the officers, entering the assembly, took off their caps and saluted the soldier ...
    And, the rest is a wonderful article.
  9. kvs207
    kvs207 16 January 2016 11: 38 New
    +2
    took off caps and saluted the soldier ...

    How's that? request
    1. 97110
      97110 16 January 2016 13: 19 New
      +1
      Quote: kvs207
      How's that?

      Not everyone in the army served ... The sergeant also did not explain to the author in the training that "to an empty head ..."
      1. Lone wolf
        Lone wolf 16 January 2016 15: 01 New
        +2
        Quote: 97110
        Quote: kvs207
        How's that?

        Not everyone in the army served ... The sergeant also did not explain to the author in the training that "to an empty head ..."

        They took off their headgear and stood in front
        1. erg
          erg 16 January 2016 19: 18 New
          +3
          Since the 19th century, officers should not have removed their headgear, even in front of the emperor. The exception is being in the apartment of your boss, then you had to take off your headgear and the honor was given without him, that is, they simply stood in front or in front (facing the boss, at attention). Well, they also removed their headdress at religious ceremonies, if the latter demanded this. Funeral professions were saluted in a standard way, depending on the rank - by putting their hands to their heads or having previously risen to the front. Perhaps it was as described in the article, but then it was just a regimental tradition that was applied only in this regiment and with respect to the memory of this hero, but not a general rule.
  10. kvs207
    kvs207 16 January 2016 11: 41 New
    +5
    Regimental song

    We remember Uncle Native,
    He lives in our memory;
    What happened to the enemy
    In the bayonets with the guys go.

    Then bulat stirs,
    Fight hand to hand boil,
    Enemy blood streams with a stream
    And the root goes down.

    And the enemies all marveled at the troops,
    As in Gosse Russian Private
    Saved by the chiefs heroically,
    Saved everyone and gave up his head

    Bonaparte himself glorified him:
    I gave an order for the army,
    In the example of all the Russian set,
    So that everyone knows the root.

    Here is a miracle hero was small
    Dashing flank grenadier!
    Everywhere, always in the battles of the daring
    Heroic courage is an example.

    Chorus:

    Hooray! Hooray! cheers, the finland,
    You have gained fame!
    Wherever we went to battle
    In the battles saw fun
    Every one of you was a hero there!
  11. wandlitz
    wandlitz 16 January 2016 11: 50 New
    +5
    PS The Bolsheviks, having come to power, destroyed the monument. The heroism of the Russian soldier-hero did not reflect the pathos of the class struggle of the proletariat
    Probably from the fact that the Russian soldier was defending FAITH, Tsar and the FATHERLAND ...
    1. erg
      erg 16 January 2016 19: 22 New
      +1
      But only at the time the Bolsheviks came to power, for most soldiers, the words Vera and the tsar were practically empty words, and the fatherland was associated with the place of birth and life. I do not compose. Such a situation was seen by one of the leaders of the white movement Denikin, about which he later wrote in his books.
      1. Scraptor
        Scraptor 17 January 2016 13: 41 New
        -1
        Denikin was also a freemason, like everyone else, except the monarchist Kornilov.
  12. pinhead
    pinhead 16 January 2016 12: 19 New
    +3
    that's about whom you need to talk about on the first channels of tv, and not about successful p ...... and b .....
  13. Hydrograph
    Hydrograph 16 January 2016 14: 44 New
    +3
    As in the film "Only old men go to battle" - private infantry Vanya and rightfully so. In general, it is the strength and feat of ordinary rank and file that Russia is strong.
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  15. Stilet
    Stilet 16 January 2016 22: 39 New
    +1
    That's about this you need to make films and show children.
  16. Balagan
    Balagan 17 January 2016 03: 49 New
    +1
    I am glad when such materials appear! Another hero in addition to the Soldier Kochetkov and the Red Army Sereda.