Chronology of battles and events of the Finnish War

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This is a chronology of battles and events of the Finnish War (1808–1809). The dates are according to the Gregorian (Western European) calendar. Russian sources might refer to Julian calendar dates.

Date Event Location Coordinates
February 21, 1808 (c. 5:00 a.m) Russian army crosses the border to Finland Kymi river, border river, near Hamina. ?
March/April, 1808 Russian army Kuopio, Tampere, Jakobstad ?
March/April, 1808 Russian navy Gotland, Åland Islands ?
March 18, 1808 The Russian army conquers the Fortress of Svartholm Loviisa ?
March 21, 1808 The Russian army conquers the Hanko Peninsula ?
March 22, 1808 The Russian army conquers Turku ?
April 6, 1808 Cronstedt, who is the commander of the Fortress of Suomenlinna, negotiates with the Russian army ?
April 16, 1808 Battle of Pyhäjoki Pyhäjoki ?
April 18, 1808 Battle of Siikajoki ?
April 27, 1808 Battle of Revolax ?
May 2, 1808 Battle of Pulkkila ?
May 3, 1808 Siege of Sveaborg Suomenlinna at Helsinki ?
May 9, 1808 Battle of Kumlinge ?
June 19–20, 1808 Battle of Lemo ?
June, 1808 Alexander I calls for elections and invites Finnish representatives to gather in Saint Petersburg. The deputies are led by Carl Erik Mannerheim. ?
June 24, 1808 Battle of Nykarleby Nykarleby ?
June 25, 1808 Battle of Vaasa Vaasa ?
June 30, 1808 Battle of Rimito Kramp ?
July 11, 1808 Battle of Kokonsaari ?
July 14, 1808 Battle of Lapua ?
August 2–3, 1808 Battle of Sandöström ?
August 10, 1808 Battle of Kauhajoki ?
August 17, 1808 Battle of Alavus ?
August 21, 1808 Battle of Karstula Karstula ?
August 28, 1808 Battle of Lappfjärd ?
August 30, 1808 Battle of Grönvikssund ?
September 1, 1808 Battle of Ruona ?
Battle of Ruona and Salmi ?
September 2, 1808 Battle of Salmi (same as above?) ?
September 6, 1808 Battle of Ömossa Ömossa ?
September 13, 1808 Battle of Jutas Nykarleby ?
September 14, 1808 Battle of Oravais Oravais ?
September 18, 1808 Battle of Palva Sund ?
September 29, 1808 Truce of Lohteå ?
October 27, 1808 Battle of Koljonvirta ?
November 10, 1808 The Moonlight Raid ?
November 19, 1808 Convention of Olkijoki: the Finnish army retreats north of the Kemi River ?
March 21, 1809 Convention of Åland ?
March 25, 1809 Convention of Seivis/Kalix, after Russian navy raids in Gulf of Bothnia ?
March 25-July 19, 1809 Diet of Porvoo ?
May 15, 1809 Encounter at Skellefteå ?
July 5–6, 1809 Battle of Hörnefors ?
August 19, 1809 Battle of Sävar ?
August 20, 1809 Battle of Ratan ?
August 25, 1809 Battle of Piteå Piteå ?
September 2, 1809 Truce of Frostkåge gästgivargård ?
September 17, 1809 Treaty of Fredrikshamn ?