Russian Operations in the Boxer Rebellion.
From Istoriya Russkoi Armii, by A.A. Kersnovskii. Moscow Golos 1994. Tom 3, 1881-1915. Pages 46-52.
Additional notes marked K.V. are from Kazachi Voiska; Khronika, by V.K. Shenk and V.Kh. Kazin. 1912. Reprint by N. Sautin, 1992.
Additional notes of awards of the order of St. George are taken from Georgievskaya stranitsa, http://george-orden.nm.ru/ordgrg0.html.
War in China.
Unsuccessful wars with France (1882-1885) and Japan, accompanied by territorial losses and followed by deep penetration of China by foreign interests, kindled hatred in Chinas ruling classes for the foreign devils. The spirit of this movement was expressed by Great Fists athletic organizations, which is to say boxing societies, hence their name Boxers.
The Chinese nurtured particular hatred for Russia which had occupied (apparently permanently) Port Arthur and built railways in Manchuria.
Disturbances increased all through the year of 1899, and in May of 1900 an uprising broke out that swept over all of northern China and Manchuria. The armed forces joined the rebels. Enraged hordes besieged Pekings foreign quarter where embassy and consular buildings were turned into improvised forts.
Upon receiving news of the embassies critical situation, the commander of the international squadron in the Gulf of Pochihli, the British admiral Seymour, moved at the head of a combined force of 2000 men from Taku through Tientsin towards Peking. However, he overrated his own strength and after his column passed through Tientsin it was surrounded by a well-armed 30,000-strong army. In this critical situation Seymours landing force was saved on 28 May by Colonel Anisimovs 12th East-Siberian Rifle Regiment which had come from Port Arthur and landed in the Pochihli area at the direction of Admiral Alekseev. Seymour and Anisimov retreated to Tientsin. Here they were again blockaded and relieved, this time on 14 June by the arrival of the 9th East-Siberian Rifle Regiment with the commander of the 3rd Siberian Rifle Brigade, General Stessel. Anisimov and Stessel attacked the Chinese from two sides (front and rear). Six guns were captured.
Meanwhile, the Russian Admiral Hildebrand [Giltebrant], who had replaced Seymour, decided to seize the strong Chinese fort at Taku which blocked the mouth of the Pei-Ho. The was brilliantly accomplished by joint army and navy forces on 3 June. Taku had been occupied by a garrison of 3500 men with 177 guns. Russian forces played the main role in its capture both on land and at seathe gunboats Gilyak and Bobr, and a composite company of the 12th Siberian Rifles under Lieutenant Stankevich that was the first to enter the fort. [Note by M.C.: Gilyak ethnic group on the Amur River and island of Sakhalin, unrelated to any other people; also called Nivkh; Bobr beaver.]
On 24 June Admiral Alekseev took command of the forces at Tientsin (8000 men, mostly Russian, and 18 guns). The Tientsin region was a veritable network of arsenals and fortifications. Alekseev immediately undertook a large-scale operation and in a battle on 1 July utterly defeated a Chinese army of 30,000. The Chinese lost over 3000 men and the allies about 600. The Russian captured all 46 of the enemys guns, for which our losses were a total of 7 officers and 161 lower ranks.
In the first half of July numerous reinforcements arrived in China from Europe, America, and Japan. The international army grew to 35,000 men with 106 guns, but its core remained the Russians7000 Siberian riflemen (the 2nd and 3rd Brigades) with 22 guns. On 19 July General Linevich assumed command of the whole army. During the night of 22 July Linevich moved on Peking at the head of a body of troops numbering 15,000. On the 23rd he forced the river Pei-Ho at Bei-Tsian, beat the Chinese army again after it had rallied, and opened the road to Peking. On 31 July Linevichs force stood under the walls of the Chinese capital, and over these same walls already at dawn on 1 August the flags of the Siberian Rifles were waving victoriously. At Bei-Tsian the Siberians had captured 13 guns. During the storming of Peking we lost 1 general, 5 officers, and 122 lower ranks.
A decisive blow had been dealt to the uprising. Further work involved the rooting out of guerillas. On 6 September General Stackelberg occupied Beitan; on the 9th Colonel Flugs mounted column captured Lutai in a flying raid, and on the 18th General Tserpitskii seized Shanhai-Guan on the border with Manchuria.
On 12 September the Prussian Field Marshal Graf von Waldersee arrived in Tientsin, having been named at Kaiser Wilhelm IIs insistence commander-in-chief of the international armies. But the German luminary was too latethis modern-day Godfrey of Bouillon missed the assault on Jerusalem. All laurels had already been gathered by the Russians! On 1 January 1901 Russian troops evacuated the Pochihli district that they had pacified. The previous September the province had contained about 66,000 international troops (13,200 Russian, 21,000 Japanese, 8400 British, 8200 Germans, 6800 French, 5600 American, 2500 Italian, and 500 Austrian). The German columns with their excesses in regard to the peaceful civilian population greatly outdid the Boxers. To the credit and honor of the other forces it must be added that none of them took part in these plundering expeditions.
Operations in Manchuria.
Here the uprising was particularly widespread. Hordes of Chinese troops (Tatar soldiers of the Eight Banners and local forces of the Green Banner) along with Great Fists and Khunkhuzes [Red Beard bandits M.C.] fell upon Russian posts and settlements along the construction route of the Eastern-China Railroad, and by the middle of June the entire railway was in their hands and Harbin, packed with refugees, was besieged.
About 9000 Chinese concentrated in Sakhalian on the right bank of the Amur River and bombarded the almost defenseless town of Blagoveshchensk.
We had 56,000 troops with 164 artillery pieces in the Amur region (from Lake Baikal to the Pacific Ocean). Some of them were sent to Pochihli Province, still others needed to be mobilized or were basically yet unorganized. The tsar ordered all five army rifle brigades in European Russia to be moved to Manchuria, but only the 3rd, 4th, and 5th actually arrived there. At the same time, in Manchuria there were formed the 4th, 5th, and 6th Siberian Rifle Brigades. In regard to active operationsan advance into the turmoil of Manchuria from all four sideswe were only able to initiate these in July. A series of columns were organized.
In northern Manchuria the columns of Colonel Servianov and Colonel Rennenkampf were set from Sretensk to relieve Blagoveshchensk. At the same time, General Sakharov with 4000 men and 26 guns was sent from Khabarovsk to relieve Harbin. All these columns traveled by boat along the Amurour main artery of communication.
General Sakharovs column moving along the Sungari raised the blockade of Harbin on 21 July, having fought its way 440 miles in 18 days. On 11 July ten guns were taken in battle at Bayan-Tun. On 15 July 4000 Chinese were defeated at Sian Sin. The riflemen attacked this fort in water up to their chests and captured 22 artillery pieces.
Servianov and Rennenkampf joined together and crossed the Amur, and on 22 July at Aihun crushed the horde that threatened Blagoveshchensk. With a column of 600 sabers Rennenkampf rushed to Mergen, ordering his force to drive the enemy so that the news of the Aihun slaughter will reach Mergen at the same time as the cossacks. However, on the 24th his weak column was stopped at Little Khingan, strongly fortified and firmly occupied by Chinese from the highlands. Rennenkampfs force was reinforced to about 5000 men with 20 guns and titled the Tsitsihar Column after its objective. On 28 July he attacked Little Khingan but was unsuccessful. Nevertheless, on 2 August Rennenkampf gained a complete victory here, taking Mergen on the 4th and reaching Tsitsihar on the 15th, having covered 250 miles in 3 weeks.
The pacification of western Manchuria was the task of Colonel Orlovs column formed in the Trans-Baikal District (5000 men, mainly cossacks, and 6 guns). This column crossed the border on 13 July, occupied Khailar on the 21st, and on 10 August seized positions at Great Khingan in a double-pincer movement. This force then joined up with Rennenkampf at Tsitsihar.
In the east near the Maritime Province two columns were formed. One under General Chichagov (1500 men, 6 guns) was directed to move from Nikolsk to Ningut, and another under General Aigustov (5000 men, 12 guns) concentrated at Novokievsk. The Nikolsk column proved to be too weak and was joined to the Novokievsk force, which on 15 July occupied the Chinese fort of Khunchun. On 15 August General Aigustov marched out towards Ningut and on the 16th seized it in a sudden attack.
By 20 August the Eastern-China Railroad was in our hands and Admiral Alekseev directed all the columns operating here (15,000 sabers and bayonets, 64 guns) to move on Kirin (where he reckoned significant enemy forces were located) and there form II Siberian Corps under General Kaulbars.
However, the intrepid Rennenkampf carried out this whole operation himself with a column totaling only 100 sabers and 6 guns. On 24 August he set out for Tsitsihar, on the 29th occupied Bodune, and on 10 September seized Kirin, having covered 80 miles in 24 hours, driven off the Chinese, and taken 2000 rebels prisoner. The proposed operation became pointless after this brilliant raid.
In southern Manchuria Colonel Khorunzhenkovs border guards who had withdrawn to Dashichao turned around and occupied San Yu Chen on 12 July and Gaichzhou on the 18th, here joining up with Colonel Dombrovskiis column. General Fleischer assumed command and on 31 July took Khaichen, but our further progress to the north was halted by orders from St. Petersburg. In Gaichzhou we had captured 12 guns.
In the middle of August the Southern Manchuria Column, reinforced to 9000 troops with 40 guns, came under the command of General Subbotich. On 11 September he set off in three columns: General Fleischer on the left, General Artamonov in the center, and Colonel Mishchenko on the right. The Chinese forces were deployed in two groups: 6000 at Niu Chzhuang and 16,000 at Aisyandzan. Also on the 11th the energetic General Fleischer defeated the first of the Chinese concentrations and took Niu Chzhuang. On the next day, the 12th, the Chinese fled from their Aisyandzan position. On 15 September General Subbotich with just his artillery crushed and scattered Chinese bands at Lyaoyan and on the 17th occupied Mukden without any fighting. The whole of Manchuria was pacified by 20 September and this ended the Chinese campaign.
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The 1900 expedition did not give us any political gains. We got our railway back in a complete state of ruin and did not take advantage of the Chinese governments weakness, instead displaying complete moderation throughout.
The military operations had the character of large-scale guerilla warfare. In the Pochihli region they were of a more stubborn aspect than in Manchuria where frequently it was a case of moving against a clearly designated enemy. The quality of the Chinese soldiers was extremely low despite their good weaponry. This campaign did not yield any valuable tactical lessons. Its significance was purely for morale.
The Pochihli operation that concluded with the occupation of Peking was undertaken by Russian commanders and Russian troops. In the place of honor at the head of forces of the eight powers marched the Russian naval companies and Siberian rifle battalions. It was they who had crushed the Chinese army at Tientsin, saved Seymour, stormed Taku, and took Peking. Participation by the other foreign troopswith the exception of only the Japanesewas purely decorative. The role of the German generalissimus Waldersee, who arrived only when China had been subjugated by Alekseev and Linevich, was simply amusing.
The Tsitsihar march and raid on Kirin gained a great reputation for General Rennenkampfa reputation the would subsequently prove to be, alas, greatly exaggerated. Stessel gained prominence, as well as that old cossack and hero of Kars, Linevich. Admiral Alekseev acquired particular authority in St. Petersburg.
The Chinese campaigns of 1900 were the baptism of fire for the Amur and Trans-Baikal cossacks and the newly created East-Siberian rifle regiments. Their personnel proved to be excellent, having been hardened in many years of difficult border service in this turbulent region. This service created in our far-eastern troops a quality analogous to that of the Caucasian and Turkestan forces, and displayed the Russian soldiers innate abilities unfettered by foreign and artificial doctrines: an ability to make quick decisions, personal initiative, and natural battlefield skill. These young Siberian regiments would have to use these qualities in another much more serious and difficult war.
MILITARY DISTINCTIONS RECEIVED BY UNITS FOR THE CHINESE WAR:
14th and 15th Rifle Regimentscap badges for distinction in 1900.
16th Rifle RegimentSt.-George trumpet for distinction in 1900.
[Note: the Siberian Rifle Regiments below were actually titled East-Siberian - M.C.]
1st His Majestys Siberian Rifle Regimentcap badges for Old Niu Chzhuang.
2nd Siberian Rifle RegimentSt.-George trumpets for the taking of Peking.
3 August 1901 Staff-Captain Aleksandr Alekseevich Nevskii - St.-George 4th Class for the Chinese campaign 1900-1901.
12 August 1900 Colonel Ozv Alfredovich Modl - St.-George 4th Class.
3rd, 4th, and 5th Siberian Rifle Regiments cap badges for distinction in 1900.
6th Siberian Rifle Regiment cap badges for Beitan.
7th Siberian Rifle Regiment cap badges for Beitan.
9th Siberian Rifle RegimentSt.-George flag for the capture of the eastern arsenal at Tientsin.
8 July 1900 Lieutenant Petr Nikolaevich Turov - St. George 4th Class.
3 August 1901 Staff-Captain Ivan Przhemyslovich Vrublevskii - St. George 4th Class for the China campaign of 1900-1901.
10th Siberian Rifle RegimentSt-George flag for the taking of Peking.
11 February 1901 Staff Captain Yaroslav Petrovich Gorskii - St.-George 4th Class for the China Campaign of 1900-1901.
11th Siberian Rifle Regiment cap badges for Dashichao in 1900.
12th Siberian Rifle RegimentSt.-George flag for Tientsin.
14 June 1900 Lieutenant Silvestr Leontevich Stankevich - St.-George 4th Class.
7 August 1900 Lieutenant-Colonel Mikhail Ivanovich Shirinskii - St.-George 4th Class.
3 August 1901 Staff-Captain Aleksandr Vladimirovich Poltoratskii - St.-George 4th Class for the China campaign of 1900-1901.
13th and 14th Siberian Rifle Regiments cap badges for distinction in 1900.
15th and 16th Siberian Rifle Regimentscap badges for the capture of Khunchun.
17th and 18th Siberian Rifle Regiments cap badges for the Sungari campaign.
20th Siberian Rifle Regiment cap badges for distinction in 1900.
21st Siberian Rifle Regiment cap badges for the defense of Blagoveshchensk.
22nd Siberian Rifle Regiment cap badges for the Sungari campaign.
Note by M.C.: The following are the changes in East-Siberian Rifle units during this time (from Zvegintsov, Khronologiya Russkoi Armii 1700-1917. Paris, 1961):
28 January 1898 - 1st through 10th East-Siberian Rifle battalions were expanded into regiments (of two battalions)
21 March 1898 - Changes in the numbers of East-Siberian Rifle regiments: 5>4 9>5 10>6 4>9 6>10.
31 March 1898 - The 11th East-Siberian Rifle Regiment was formed by taking one company each from the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th Rifle Regiments, and the 49th Brest, 50th Bialystok, 51st Lithuania, and 52nd Vilna Infantry Regiments. The 12th East-Siberian Rifle Regiment was formed by taking one company each from the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Rifle Regiments, and the 57th Modlin, 58th Praga, 59th Lublin, and 60th Zamosc Infantry Regiments. The 3rd East-Siberian Rifle Brigade was organized (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Regiments). The 1st East-Siberian Rifle Brigade, formerly the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Regiments, became the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The 2nd East-Siberian Rifle Brigade, formerly the 9th, 10th, 7th, 8th, 4th, and 6th Regiments, became the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th.
13 May 1900 - The following East-Siberian Line Regiments were reformed as East-Siberian Rifle Regiments, during which the 17th retained Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich as its honorary colonel (Chef): 7th, 5th, 9th, 11th, and 1st East-Siberian Line Regiments became the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th East-Siberian Rifle Regiments, respectively.
24 June 1900 - The 3rd, 8th, and 10th East-Siberian Line Battalions became the 18th, 19th, and 20th East-Siberian Rifle Regiments, respectively.
4 July 1900 - The 1st East-Siberian Line Brigade became the 5th East-Siberian Rifle Brigade, consisting of the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Regiments.
5 July 1900 - The Stretensk and Chita Reserve Battalions were expanded into Siberian infantry regiments.
11 July 1900 - The 2nd, 4th, and 6th East-Siberian Line Battalions became the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd East-Siberian Rifle Regiments, respectively. The 24th East-Siberian Rifle Regiment was newly created.
25 July 1900 - The 2nd East-Siberian Line Brigade became the 6th East-Siberian Rifle Brigade, consisting of the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Regiments.
27 September 1900 - The Verkhneudinsk, Yeniseisk, and Nerchinsk Reserve Battalions were formed.
6 December 1900 - The Barnaul, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Semipalatinsk, Stretensk, Tobolsk, Tomsk, and Chita Siberian Infantry Regiments were converted back into reserve battalions.
30 January 1901 - Four replacement infantry battalions formed for the China campaign were disbanded upon the end of the war.
23 March 1901 - A machine-gun detachment was formed for the 3rd East-Siberian Rifle Brigade.
- - - - - - - - - There were formed for the China campaign, and disbanded in the same year: 1st and 2nd Blagoveshchensk, Verkhneudinsk, 1st and 2nd Nikolsk, and 1st and 2nd Khabarovsk Replacement Infantry Battalions; Chita and Stretensk Separate Infantry Battalions; Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, and Tobolsk Replacement Infantry Battalions.
4th and 6th Trans-Baikal Cossack Battalionscap badges for distinction in 1900.
(K.V. page 296.) 19 February 1903Award of cap badges For distinction against the Chinese in 1900 to the 4th and 6th Trans-Baikal Cossack Battalions.
Maritime Dragoon Regimentcap badges for distinction in 1900.
(K.V. page 323.) 1900Both the Amur and Ussuri Cossack Hosts at full strength took part in the campaign in China against the Boxers.
Amur Cossack RegimentSt.-George trumpets for Khingan.
(K.V. page 313.) On 19 February 1903, cap badges For distinction against the Chinese in 1900 were awarded to the 1st Sotnia of the Amur Cossack Battalion; four silver St.-George trumpets were awarded to the 4th and 5th Sotnias of the Amur Cossack Regiment For Eyur, Khingan, and Tsitsihar in 1900, and two silver St.-George trumpets to the 6th Sotnia of the Amur Cossack RegimentFor Khingan and Tsitsihar in 1900.
(K.V. page 315.) The cap badges For distinction against the Chinese in 1900 that were awarded to the 1st Sotnia of the Amur Cossack Battalion on 19 February 1903 were in peacetime worn by the 3rd Sotnia of the Amur Cossack Regiment. [Note by M.C. This is because while the Amur Cossack Regiment was on active duty in peacetime, since 1895 the additional Amur Cossack Battalion was only to be embodied in wartime, but one of its sotnias would serve in peacetime on active duty as the Amur Cossack Regiments 3rd Sotnia.]
11 February 1901 Sotnik Roman Andreevich Vertoprakhov - St. George 4th Class for the China campaign of 1900-1901.
(K.V. page 307.) 1900The Trans-Baikal Host in full strength took part in the campaign in China against the Boxers.
1st Verkhneudinsk Trans-Baikal Cossack RegimentSt.-George trumpets for Tientsin and Peking, St.-George trumpets for distinction in 1900.
(K.V. page 296.) 19 February 1903Award of cap badges For distinction against the Chinese in 1900 to the 4th and 5th Sotnias of the 1st Verkhneudinsk Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host. Award of silver St.-George trumpets For Tientsin and Peking in 1900 to the 6th Sotnia of the 1st Verkhneudinsk. Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host.
3 August 1901 Sotnik Georgii Aleksandrovich Grigorev - St.-George 4th Class for the China campaign of 1900-1901.
3rd Verkhneudinsk Trans-Baikal Cossack Regiment cap badges for distinction in northern Manchuria.
(K.V. page 296.) 19 February 1903Award of cap badges For distinction in Northern Manchuria in 1900 to the 3rd Verkhneudinsk Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host.
1st Chita Trans-Baikal Cossack Regiment cap badges for Beitan and Peking.
(K.V. page 296.) 19 February 1903Award of cap badges for distinction For Beitsan and Peking in 1900 to the 3rd Sotnia of the 1st Chita Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host.
1st Nerchinsk Trans-Baikal Cossack Regiment St.-George trumpets for Khingan and Tsitsihar.
(K.V. page 296.) 19 February 1903Award of silver St.-George trumpets For Eyur, Khingan, and Tsitsihar in 1900 to the 1st and 2nd Sotnias of the 1st Nerchinsk Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host.
1st Argun Trans-Baikal Cossack Regiment St.-George trumpets and cap badges for distinction in northern Manchuria.
(K.V. page 296.) 19 February 1903Award of silver St.-George trumpets For distinction in Northern Manchuria in 1900 to the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sotnias of the 1st Argun Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host.
Life-Guards Rifle Artillery Division [divizion, i.e. battalion]cap badges for distinction in 1900 and 1901.
1st Siberian Artillery Brigadecap badges for the taking of Khunchun and distinction in 1900 and 1901.
2nd Siberian Artillery Brigadecap badges for the defense of Blagoveshchensk and distinction in 1900 and 1901.
3rd Siberian Artillery BrigadeSt.-George trumpets for Tientsin and Peking and distinction in 1900.
4th Siberian Artillery Brigadecap badges for the Khingan and distinction in 1900.
2nd Trans-Baikal Cossack Batterycap badges for distinction in 1900.
(K.V. page 296.) 19 February 1903Award of cap badges For distinction against the Chinese in 1900 to the 2nd Trans-Baikal Cossack Battery.
(K.V. page 296.) 19 February 1903Award of silver St.-George trumpets For Shakhe and Mukden in 1900 to the 1st Trans-Baikal Cossack Battery.
11 February 1901 Lieutenant Vasilii Petrovich Yegorov - St. George 4th Class for the China campaign of 1900-1901.
(K.V. page 282.) 1900The 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th Siberian Cossack Regiments, as part of the Siberian Cossack Division, took part in the Manchurian campaign against the Boxers, but due to the cessation of military operations did not take part in any fighting.
(K.V. page 290.) 1900All [three] regiments of the Semireche Cossack Host were mobilized due to military operations in China.
Other awards of the order of St. George:
8 July 1900 Major General Anatolii Mikhailovich Stessel, commander of the 3rd Eastern Siberian Rifle Brigade - St. George 4th Class.
8 July 1900 Captain Nikolai Sergeevich Sannikov, military engineer - St. George 4th Class.
5 August 1900 Lieutenant General Nikolai Petrovich Linevich, commander of the 1st Siberian Army Corps - St.-George 3rd Class for the taking of Peking.
12 August 1900 Major General Pavel Georg-Karlovich Edler fon Rennenkampf, chief of staff of the forces in the Trans-Baikal Region St. George 4th Class.
12 August 1900 Nikolai Aleksandrovich Vasilevskii, chief of staff of the 1st Siberian Army Corps - St. George 4th Class.
15 September 1900 Captain Boris Fedorovich Zapolskii of the general staff, at the disposal of the commander of the forces of the Amur Military District - St. George 4th Class.
19 October 1900 - Navy Lieutenant Mikhail Koronatovich St.-George 4th Class for the occupation of the Taku forts on 4 June 1900.
22 December 1900 Major General Aleksandr Alekseevich Gerngros of the Eastern China Railway Guards - St.-George 4th Class for the defense of Kharbin.
22 December 1900 - Major General Pavel Georg-Karlovich Edler fon Rennenkampf, chief of staff of the forces in the Trans-Baikal Region St. George 3rd Class for the capture of Tsitsihar and the occupation of Kirin.
22 December 1900 Colonel Pavel Ivanovich Mishchenko, Eastern-China Railway Guards - St.-George 4th Class for actions when surrounded in Manchuria.
22 December 1900 Lieutenant Dean Ivanovich Subbotich, deputy commander and chief of staff of forces in the Kwantung Region - St. George 4th Class.
11 February 1901 Lieutenant Colonel Gavriil Mikhailovich Ladyzhenskii of the general staff - St.-George 4th Class for serving as a staff officer of a Siberian infantry brigade in the China campaign of 1900-1901.
11 February 1901 Colonel Aleksandr Reingoldovich Meister, commander of the 3rd Battery of the East-Siberian Rifle Artillery Battalion - St.-George 4th Class for the China campaign of 1900-1901.
17 June 1901 Staff-Captain Milii Vitalevich Krivtsov, artillery commander of the steamer Selenga - St.-George 4th Class for the China campaign of 1900-1901.
1901 Naval officer K.I. fon Den 2 - St.-George 4th Class for the China campaign of 1900-1901.
1901 Navy Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir (Vasilii) Fedorovich Sarychev, commander of the gunboat Gilyak- St. George 4th Class for the China campaign of 1900-1901.
1901 Navy officer A. F. Titov - St. George 4th Class for the China campaign of 1900-1901.
Translated by Mark Conrad, 2004.