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The Battle of Koporye took place on October 8, 1708 close to Koporye, in the Swedish Empire during the Ingrian campaign in the Great Northern War. A Swedish force consisting of 1,800 men[1] under the command of generals Carl Gustaf Armfeldt and Anders Erik Ramsay attacked a numerically stronger enemy of between 2,000 and 3,000 men. The battle ended in a Swedish victory with about 600 killed Russians as a result to only 70 dead for the Swedish force.[2] After some further campaigning the Swedish–Finland army under the command of Georg Lybecker decided to evacuate his troops having failed with his objectives.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Peter From, Katastrofen vid Poltava. Lund (2007). p. 180–181
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Christer Kuvaja. Krigen kring Östersjön, del 4: Karolinska krigare 1660–1721. Schildts Förlags Ab, Helsingfors, 2008. p. 186
  3. Peter From, Katastrofen vid Poltava. Lund (2007). pp. 183–184

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