Mikhail Shchepillo

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Shchepillo, Mikhail Alekseevich


(also M. A. Shchepilla). Year of birth unknown; died Jan. 3 (15), 1826. Decembrist. Lieutenant in the Chernigov Regiment. Member of the Society of the United Slavs and the Southern Society of Decembrists.

On Dec. 29, 1825, Shchepillo, together with I. I. Sukhinov, A. D. Kuz’min, and V. N. Solov’ev, freed S. I. Murav’ev-Apostol from arrest. During the uprising of the Chernigov Regiment, Shchepillo commanded the 6th Musketeer Company. Leading an advance party, he died in fighting near the village of Trilesy. Shchepillo is buried in a common grave with A. D. Kuz’min and I.I. Murav’ev-Apóstol near the village of Ustinovka, in what is now Vasil’kov Raion, Kiev Oblast.

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