State Historical and Cultural Reserve «The Field of the Great Poltava Battle»
Ukr Rus Eng
1709 2009

The second fortified camp of the Russian army

Right before the Battle of Poltava the Russian army was moved to Yakovtsy village area. On 25 July of 1709 the second fortified camp was created. It was U-shaped and consisted of 17 fortifying elements: 2 bastions, 2 half-bastions and 13 redans, connected by ramparts 10 ft. high. Ramparts were surrounded by trenches of 8 ft. depth. The command post of Peter I was placed there. In 1973 there was erected a memorial sign at place of that post, architected by P. Gumich.

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