Rotmistr

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Rotmistr

 

(Polish, rotmistrz, from the German, Rittmeister, “leader of a cavalry detachment”), an officer’s rank in the cavalry of the Russian and foreign armies; it corresponded to the rank of captain in the infantry.

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They had included Captain (rotmistr) Iakov Cheredov, the gentrymen Afonasii Cheredov, Vasilii Zalivin, Kuz'ma Stepanov, infantry Cossack hundredsman (sotnik) Vlas Nefed'ev, and a large number of mounted and infantry Cossacks and gentrymen.