Battle of Wesenberg (1704)

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Battle of Wesenberg
Part of Great Northern War
Date June 15, 1704 (O.S.)
June 16, 1704 (Swedish calendar)
June 26, 1704 (N.S.)
Location Rakvere, Estonia
Result Russian victory
Belligerents
Naval Ensign of Sweden.svg Swedish Empire Flag of Russia.svg Tsardom of Russia
Commanders and leaders
Wolmar Anton von Schlippenbach Karl Evald von Rönne
Strength
1,400 men[1] 8,000 men[1]
Casualties and losses
1,200 killed, wounded, captured and dispersed[1] unknown

The Battle of Wesenberg took place on June 26, 1704 close to Rakvere (Wesenberg) during the Great Northern War. The Swedish cavalry force of 1,400 men under the command of Wolmar Anton von Schlippenbach retreated before Karl Evald von Rönnes larger force. However, the Swedes were caught at Wesenberg and after a valiant defense, they had been close to annihilated with only 200 men escaping, the rest was either killed, captured or missing. The Russian losses are unknown.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ett kort dock tydeligit utdrag utur then öfwer konung Carl den Tolftes lefwerne och konglida dater, Jöran Andersson Nordberg (1745). pp 309