Battle of Jutas

The Battle of Jutas (Finnish: Juuttaan taistelu, Swedish: Slaget vid Jutas) was fought on Tuesday, 13 September 1808 between Swedish and Russian troops south of Nykarleby in Ostrobothnia, Finland. Before the battle the Swedish army was in retreat after the campaign of the previous summer. The main Swedish force was retreating from Vaasa to Nykarleby. The Russians sent a force to cut off the Swedish retreat. In response the Swedes sent a force under Georg Carl von Döbeln to intercept them. The battle ended in a Swedish victory, but the main Swedish army was beaten in the Battle of Oravais the very next day.

Battle of Jutas
Part of the Finnish War
Jutas 1808.jpg
Döbeln och björneborgarna, by August Malmström
Date13 September 1808
Location
Jutas, Finland
Result Swedish victory
Belligerents
Sweden Russian Empire Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Georg Carl von Döbeln Russian Empire Kosatchoffskij
Strength
1,500
2 guns[1]
1,000–1,500
2 guns[1]
Casualties and losses
43 killed or wounded[1] 129 killed, wounded or captured[1]

The battle is described in Johan Ludvig Runeberg's epic poem Döbeln at Jutas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Hornborg 1955, p. 154.

BibliographyEdit

  • Hornborg, Eirik (1955). När riket sprängdes: fälttågen i Finland och Västerbotten, 1808-1809 (in Swedish). Stockholm: P. A. Norstedts och Söners Förlag.

Coordinates: 63°29′44″N 22°31′29″E / 63.49556°N 22.52472°E / 63.49556; 22.52472