Bug Cossack Host

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Bug Cossack Host

 

a host which was stationed along the Iuzhnyi Bug River. In 1769 a regiment was formed from the Moldavians, Wallachians, and Bulgarians who came over to the Russian side during the Russo-Turkish war of 1768-74; the regiment was settled on the Iuzhnyi Bug River. In 1788 the regiment became part of the Ekaterinoslav Cossack Host (disbanded in 1796) and patrolled the border. In 1800 the regiment was disbanded, but in 1803 the Bug Cossack Host, comprising three 500-man regiments, was created. In 1817 the Bug Cossack Host became a military settlement and was combined with two Ukrainian regiments to form the Bug Ulan Division.

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