BEREZINA , a
See also:river of Russia, in the
See also:government of
See also:Minsk, forming a tributary of the
See also:Dnieper . It rises in the marshes of Borizov and flows south, inclining to east, for 350 M . (250 M. navigable), for the most
See also:part through low-lying but well-wooded
See also:country . As a navigable river, and forming a portion of the canal
See also:system which unites the Black
See also:Sea with the Baltic, it is of importance for commerce, but is subject to severe floods . It was just above Borizov that
See also:Napoleon's army forced the passage of the Berezina, with enormous losses, on the 26th–28th of
See also:November 1812, during the retreat from Moscow .
VISCOUNT WILLIAM CARR BERESFORD BERESFORD (1768–1...
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