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Battle of Savitaipal
Part of the Russo-Swedish War (1788–90)
DateJune 3, 1790
LocationSavitaipal, Finland
Result Russian victory
Belligerents
 Sweden Russia Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt Major General Alexey Khruschov
Strength
1,800[1]
(Swedish sources)
4,000[2][3]
(Russian sources)
1,600[2][3]
(Russian sources)
3,000[1]
(Swedish sources)
Casualties and losses
372[1]
(Swedish sources)
750[4][5]
(Russian sources)
60[4]
(Russian sources)
800[6]
(Swedish sources)

The Battle of Savitaipal took place on June 3, 1790 during the Russo-Swedish War (1788–90), between Sweden and the Russian Empire. The Swedes lost the battle and had to withdraw with a loss of 372 men killed, wounded and captured[1] or 750 according to Russian sources.[4][5] The Russians estimated their casualties at 60 men killed and wounded,[4] whereas the Swedes claimed to have killed 800.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt: studier ur Armfelts efterlemnade papper samt andra handskrifna och tryckta källor, Volym 1. Elof Tegnér (1883). F.& G. Beijer. pp. 347–350
  2. 2.0 2.1 Хронология русской военной истории: хронологический указатель войн, сражений и дел, в которых участвовали русския войска от Петра Великаго до новейшаго времени. Т. III, Тип. Департамента уделов, 1891. С. 69
  3. 3.0 3.1 М. Бородкин. История Финляндии. Время Екатерины II и Павла I. СПб. 1912. С. 308-309
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Брикнер А. Г. Война России со Швецией в 1788—1790 годах. Часть CXLIV. СПб. 1869. С. 6-7
  5. 5.0 5.1 Морской сборник. Том CXXVII. №7 (июль). СПб: Типография Морского Министерства. 1873. С. 21-22
  6. 6.0 6.1 Carl Christopher Ekman. Dagbok förd under kriget i Finland 1788-1790, Svenska litteratursälskapet i Finland (1900). p. 218

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