Battle of Arachova

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Battle of Arachova
Part of the Greek War of Independence
Arahova.jpg
"The battle of Arachova" by Peter von Hess
Date 18-24 November 1826
Location Near Arachova
Result Greek victory
Belligerents
Greece Greek rebels  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Greece Georgios Karaiskakis Ottoman Empire Mustafa Bey
Strength
over 2,000[citation needed]
Casualties and losses
12 dead
20 wounded
2,000[citation needed]

The Battle of Arachova occurred between November 18 and November 24, 1826 between forces under the command of Mustafa Bey and Greek irregulars under Georgios Karaiskakis. After leaving the camp at Athens, Karaiskakis moved his army to Rumeli, with the intention of cutting off Ottoman supply lines. On November 18, he encountered an Ottoman army of Mustafa Bey, which was ultimately defeated. The Ottomans were driven from Arachova and suffered considerable casualties in the process, numbering around at 2,000, close to the entire Ottoman combatant figure.