Vinsent Aksamitovskiy

Vinsent Aksamitovskiy

Brigadier General of the Polish Service.
Date of Birth: 15.09.1760
Country: Poland

Content:
  1. Vincent Axamitowski (1760 - 1828)
  2. Early Life and Military Career
  3. Service in France and Command Roles
  4. Later Career and Retirement

Vincent Axamitowski (1760 - 1828)

Vincent Axamitowski was a Polish brigadier general in the military. He was born on September 15, 1760, in Nagorzane near Kamieniec, Poland, and died in Warsaw in 1828.

Early Life and Military Career

In 1774, Axamitowski joined the Polish artillery as a cadet. He received his first officer rank in the artillery in 1775. Throughout the years, he rose through the ranks and achieved the position of captain of artillery in 1788. From 1792 to 1794, he participated in military actions in Poland. In 1794, he became the assistant for administrative and economic affairs to the chief of the artillery battalion under the overall command of Poniatowski.

Service in France and Command Roles

On May 4, 1797, Axamitowski joined the French military service. He was presented to General Bonaparte and appointed as the commander of the 1st Polish artillery battalion in the Lombard Army. He was later confirmed in this rank by the Directory of the Cisalpine Republic. In July 1799, he was captured during the capitulation of Mantua. However, he returned to France in 1800 under the condition of not fighting against the Austrians. He served for some time on the Mediterranean coast between Marseille and Toulon.

On May 5, 1800, Axamitowski rejoined the French military service. He was appointed as the commander of the Polish artillery battalion in the Italian Army after crossing the Minchio River on December 25, 1800. In January 1801, he was promoted to the rank of colonel and became the head of artillery in Milan. In December 1801, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general of the Polish forces.

Later Career and Retirement

From January 1809, Axamitowski took command of the 3rd brigade of the 1st infantry division of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw. He also served as the military governor of the Poznań department in the 2nd military district of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw from March 20, 1810. From March 13, 1812, he commanded the 1st brigade of the 17th division of the 5th Polish infantry corps of the Grand Army during the Russian Campaign. He was awarded the Legion of Honor on August 4, 1812.

During his military career, Axamitowski held various positions and commands, including serving in the Mobile Group between the Vistula and Oder rivers, being assigned to Marshal Murat's personal staff, commanding a brigade of heavy cavalry in General Defrance's division, and leading the Polish depot in Sedan. He retired from active service on June 15, 1814, with the rank of brigadier general in the French military.

After his retirement, Axamitowski served in the Polish Kingdom as a brigadier general and commander of the Polish artillery until 1825. He was highly regarded for his contributions to the military and his dedicated service.

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