Battle of Vučji Do
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|Battle of Vučji Do|
From the illustrative magazine Orao (1877)
| Principality of Montenegro
|Commanders and leaders|
|Prince Nikola I
|Ahmed Muhtar Pasha
Osman Nuri Pasha
|17 Montenegrin battalions
11 Herzegovinian battalions
|Casualties and losses|
|4000 deaths and wounded|
The Battle of Vučji Do (Serbian Cyrillic: Битка код Вучјег дола) was a major battle that took place on 18 July 1876 in Vučji Do, Herzegovina in Ottoman Empire (modern Republic of Srpska). The battle was fought between Montenegrins and Herzegovinians versus the Ottoman Turks. The Montenegrin forces, led by King Nicholas I heavily defeated Muktar Pasha's forces and captured and killed Selim Pasha. In addition, they captured a large consignment of weapons and ammunition.
As the Uprising in Herzegovina continued, Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary proposed a two-month truce at the meeting held in mid-May. At the same time negotiations between the Serbian and Montenegrin governments result to the two declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on 30 June 1876.
Montenegrin flag used in the battle, damaged by Ottoman soldiers' bullets.
- Gavro Vukotić, Rat 1876 Crne Gore sa Turskom, Cetinje 1929. (COBISS.SR-ID:30379271)
- Lj. Poleksić, Boj na Vučjem Dolu 28. jula 1876, Ratnik, X/1940
- Dimitrije Trifunović, Vučji Do, Military encyclopaedia (second edition), том X, p. 626, Vojnoizdavački zavod Belgrade, Belgrade 1975
- Мilutin Miljušković Velike crnogorske bitke: Vučji do i Fundina, Podgorica 1997. (COBISS.SR-ID:121793031)