Battle of Hummelshof
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|Battle of Hummelshof|
|Part of the Great Northern War|
|Swedish Empire||Tsardom of Russia|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Wolmar Anton von Schlippenbach||Boris Sheremetev|
|Casualties and losses|
Battle of Hummelshof took place on July 19, 1702 (O.S.) near the small town Hummelshof in Swedish Livonia (present-day Estonia). It was the second significant Russian victory in the Great Northern War.
During half a year after the Battle of Erastfer there were no big battles between Russian and Sweden armies. At July Russian army began advancing to Tartu. The two armies met near the town of Hummelshof.
At first Sweden troops won the battle against Russian vanguard and captured 5 or 6 cannons. Later main Russian forces arrived at the battlefield and attacked the Swedish troops. These Sweden troops repulsed the first Russian attack, but the Russians attacked again. Fresh Russian infantry began to encircle the Swedish forces. The Swedish army was completely destroyed.