Battle of Narva (1704)
|Battle of Narva|
|Part of the Great Northern War|
Peter the Great leads the Russian troops capturing Narva in 1704
|3,800 infantry and 1,300 cavalry||20,000:697|
|Casualties and losses|
|3,200 dead or wounded 1900 captured||13,000 dead or seriously wounded|
The Battle of Narva was the second Russian siege of Swedish Narva during the Great Northern War, resulting in the capture of the town by Russia on 9 August 1704 and the subsequent massacre of all Swedish inhabitants.
Four years after the first battle of Narva, Tsar Peter I marched again in an attempt to capture Narva and destroy Ingria as a Swedish Supply area.:697 Marshal Boris Sheremetev's force of 20,000 captures Tartu on 24 June.:697 Sheremetev then besieges Narva, with the garrison under the Commandant Major-General Henning Rudolf Horn af Ranzien and consisted of 3,800 infantry and 1,300 cavalry. The Russians made a three-fronted attack and after a long siege capture Narva on 20 Aug. 1704, when they massacre the populace before Peter stops them.:69 General Horn, several officers and a large number of Swedish soldiers were captured, with about 3,200 casualties. The Russians, though successful, also suffered heavy losses — 13,000 men in total, 8,000 of them in the assault.
Also in August, Peter I signed the Treaty of Narva in the town.
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