Battle of Fehrbellin (1758)

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Battle of Fehrbellin
Part of the Pomeranian War (Seven Years' War)
Date September 28, 1758
Location near Fehrbellin, Germany
Result Swedish victory
Belligerents
 Sweden  Prussia
Commanders and leaders
Sweden Carl Constantin De Carnall Kingdom of Prussia Carl Heinrich von Wedel
Strength
800 men,
3 artillery pieces[1]

~1,500 reinforcements:[1]
2 battalions,
4 squadrons,
4 artillery pieces

5,000–6,000:[1]
6 battalions,
10 squadrons,
20 artillery pieces
Casualties and losses
345 killed, wounded and captured[2]

The Battle of Fehrbellin was a battle at Fehrbellin of the Seven Years' War between Swedish and Prussian forces fought on September 28, 1758.

The Prussian forces under General Carl Heinrich von Wedel were attempting to stop the Swedish offensive into Brandenburg. The Swedish forces held the town, with one gun at each of the three gates.

The Prussians arrived first and managed to break through at the western (Mühlenthor) gate, driving the outnumbered Swedes in disarray through the streets. However, reinforcements arrived, and the Prussians, who had failed to burn the bridge, were forced to retreat.[1]

The Swedes lost 23 officers and 322 privates in the battle, the Prussians casualties were significant, reportedly the Prussians took with them 15 wagons loaded with dead and wounded soldiers when they retreated.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 1758-09-28 - Assault on Fehrbellin, Kronoskaf
  2. ^ a b Harold Oscar Prytz (1867), Historiska upplysningar om Svenska och Norska arméernas regementer och kårer jemte flottorna under ledning. Eklund. p. 306.