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 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. After some further campaigning the Swedish–Finland army under the command of Georg Lybecker decided to evacuate his troops having failed with his objectives.
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- Peter From, Katastrofen vid Poltava. Lund (2007). p. 180–181
- Christer Kuvaja. Krigen kring Östersjön, del 4: Karolinska krigare 1660–1721. Schildts Förlags Ab, Helsingfors, 2008. p. 186
- Peter From, Katastrofen vid Poltava. Lund (2007). pp. 183–184
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