Battle of Karstula

The Battle of Karstula was fought between Swedish and Russian troops on August 21, 1808. The Swedish force under Otto von Fieandt was defeated by a much bigger Russian force under Jegor Vlastov. During the battle and retreat the Swedes lost 313 men, the Russians lost 245.

Battle of Karstula
Part of the Finnish War
Karstula 1808.jpg
Tavastehusarnas strid vid Karstula, by Magnus Adlercreutz and David Ljungdahl
Date21 August 1808
Location
Result Russian victory
Belligerents
Sweden Russian Empire Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Otto von Fieandt Russian Empire Jegor Vlastov
Strength
1,500–1,600
6 guns[1]
3,200
7 guns[1]
Casualties and losses
313:[1]
60 killed
116 wounded
137 missing[note 1]
245 killed, wounded or captured[1]
Positions of the forces

Notes, citations and sourcesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Missing are presumed to be either killed or captured, or soldier who has been dispersed during the battle.[1]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Hornborg 1955, pp. 138–140.

SourcesEdit

  • Hornborg, Eirik (1955). När riket sprängdes: fälttågen i Finland och Västerbotten, 1808-1809 (in Swedish). Stockholm: P. A. Norstedts och Söners Förlag.
  • Julius Mankell. Anteckningar rörande finska arméens och Finlands krigshistoria särskildt med afseende på krigen emellan sverige och ryssland åren 1788-1790 samt 1808-1809, Volume 2. P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1870. pp. 199–201.
  • Georg Carl von Döbeln (1856-1878). Några anteckningar om och af general von Döbeln, Volume 2. p. 51

Coordinates: 62°52′37″N 24°48′08″E / 62.8769°N 24.8022°E / 62.8769; 24.8022