Final resistance to the Russian conquest of the Caucasus ends with the capture of Chechen leader Shamil

Russia's long campaign to subdue the Caucasus came to end with a successful campaign in late spring and early summer against forces led by the Circassian religious figure and guerilla leader Imam Shamil.  Forced to make a final stand on Mount Gunib, in the present-day Dagestan Republic, Shamil surrendered on this day to Russian forces.  He and his family were sent to St. Petersburg where he met the Csar.  He spent the rest of his life exiled to Kiev and died on a pilgramage to Mecca in 1871.  (By John Osborne) 

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 Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 128.

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