Kırcaali Detachment

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This article is about a detachment of the Ottoman Empire. For Kardzhali Detachment of the Kingdom of Bulgaria, see Macedonian-Adrianopolitan Volunteer Corps.
Kırcaali Detachment
Kırcaali Müfrezesi
Active 1912–November 28, 1912[1]
Country Ottoman Empire
Allegiance Eastern Army
Size Detachment
Garrison/HQ Kırcaali (present day: Kardzhali)
İskeçe (present day: Xanthi)
Patron Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
Engagements Battle of Kırcaali
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Mehmed Yaver Pasha[1][2]

The Kırcaali Detachment of the Ottoman Empire (Modern Turkish: Kırcaali Müfrezesi or Kırcaali Kolordusu ) was one of the Detachments under the command of the Ottoman Eastern Army. It was formed in Kırcaali (present day: Kardzhali) area during the First Balkan War.

Balkan Wars[edit]

Order of Battle, October 17, 1912[edit]

On October 17, 1912, the detachment was structured as follows:[3]

  • Kırcaali Detachment HQ (Thrace, under the command of the Eastern Army)
    • Kırcaali Redif Division
    • Kırcaali Müstahfız (Home Guard) Division (provisional)
    • 36th Infantry Regiment

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 152.
  2. ^ M. Türker Acaroğlu, Bulgaristan Türkleri Üzerine Araştırmalar, Cilt 1, Kültür Bakanlığı, 1999, p. 198. (Turkish)
  3. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 83.