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Battle of Kolašin
Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe
(Montenegrin-Ottoman Wars)
Date28 July 1858
LocationKolašin
Result Decisive Montenegrin victory
Belligerents
Principality of Montenegro Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Miljan Vešović
Novica Cerović
Unknown
Strength
~5.000 Unknown

The Battle of Kolašin (Serbian language: Bitka kod Kolašina) took place on July 28, 1858 between the Principality of Montenegro and the Ottoman Empire near Kolašin. The Montenegrin army was composed of 5.000 men from Vasojevići, Morača, Rovci, Drobnjaci, Uskoci and Kuči. The Montenegrin army burnt all of the Turkish katuns on the Sinja(je)vina, and razed the villages of Trebaljevo, Lipovo and Štitarica.[1]

The attack on Kolašin caused numerous political problems and diplomatic complications, which would later become known as the "Kolašin Affair" (Kolašinska afera). Disagreements were put aside with the engagement of diplomatic representatives of the Great Powers, who showed a great interest in the situation occurring in the Balkans.

References[]

  1. Rastoder, Šerbo; Andrijašević, Živko; Popović, Dragutin; Folić, Zvezdan; Šabotić, Sait; Drobnjak, Slobodan; Selhanović, Jadranka; Drinčić, Željko; Prekić, Adnan (2006) (in Serbian). Istorijski Leksikon Crne Gore. Volume I: A - Crn. Podgorica: Daily Press - Vijesti. pp. 121–122. ISBN 86-7706-165-7. 

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