Battle of Svistov
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|Battle of Svistov|
|Part of Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)|
|Russian Empire||Ottoman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
|800 - 1,100 total||641 total|
The Battle of Svistov was a battle of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878. It was fought between the Ottoman Empire and Imperial Russia on 26 June 1877. It occurred when Russian general Mikhail Ivanovich Dragomirov crossed the Danube River in a fleet of small boats and attacked the Turkish fortress. The next day, Mikhail Skobelev attacked, forcing the Turkish garrison to surrender. In result, the Russian military became ready to attack Nikopol.
- George Bruce. Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981) (ISBN 0-442-22336-6).
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