First of all, I would like to introduce myself as a new member of this forum. My name is Peter, I live in Germany, I am a collector and member of the German “Gesellschaft fuer Heereskunde”. I am particularly interested in the times of the frederic the great and the Napoleonic Wars.
I have read here several times that some members can provide information on Russian awards and officers. I do not speak Russian, nor can I read the Cyrillic script. That's why I address everyone today with one question:
On December 8, 1807, the Prussian Order Pour le Mérite was awarded to Captain Yevgeny Nikiforovich Marin of the Russian Life-Guards Horse Regiment (?, in german: “Regiment Leib-Garde zu Pferde”).
According to Friedhelm Heyde (Die altpreußischen Orden …; Abt. B, S. 149, Biblio Verlag, 1979) and the Prussian “Ordensliste 1817” (p. 89, no. 867) he was one of 46 officers of the Russian Guard, to whom this Order was apparently awarded for the Battle of Friedland on June 14, 1807.
According to Hamelman / Martin (The History of the Prussian Pour le Merite Order, Vol. I, 1740 - 1812, Verlag Sammlerfreund, Hamburg 1982, No. 458, p. 301) "... a more political gesture than in recognition of distinguished military service or for distinction in action”. In 1835 he became judge at the conscience court in Voronezh (in german: “Gewissens-Gericht von Woronesch”).
In case of this officer I am looking for more information: date of birth and death, military career, if possible, the more exact occasion of the award and possibly other awards from the wars of liberation.
Is there a chance to find a picture of him somewhere?
I would be very happy if someone from this circle could help me.