|Battle of Karpenisi|
|Part of the Greek War of Independence|
The death of Markos Botsaris by Ludovico Lipparini
|Greek revolutionaries||Ottoman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|450 Souliotes||13,000 troops|
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Karpenisi took place near the town of Karpenisi (in Evrytania, central Greece) on the night of August 8, 1823 between revolting Greek irregulars and Ottoman troops. The Greeks were being led by the Souliote Markos Botsaris.
Battle[edit | edit source]
Botsaris with a force of 450 Souliotes assaulted the Turkish camp. The Turks were overconfident and had not taken proper defensive measures. The sleeping Turks suffered many casualties as the Souliotes sneaked into their camp. The Souliotes thought they had won a great victory when Botsaris was shot through the head as he was scouting Turkish positions. He died immediately. The Souliotes retreated when they saw their leader's body being carried away to safety. The Turkish army had lost 1,000 men while the Greeks had lost several men.
See also[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Paroulakis, Peter Harold. The Greeks: Their Struggle for Independence. Hellenic International Press, 1984. ISBN 0-9590894-0-3.
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