Kozhina, Vasilisa

Kozhina, Vasilisa

 

Years of birth and death are unknown. Partisan during the Patriotic War of 1812; peasant; wife of the elder of the farmstead of Gorshkov, Sychevka District, Smolensk Province.

Kozhina organized a partisan detachment of teen-agers and women armed with scythes, pitchforks, axes, and so forth. She destroyed the enemy and took prisoners from Napoleon’s army during its retreat from Russia. She was awarded a medal and given a monetary reward.

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