Talk:Pruth River Campaign

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Zaporhizie[edit]

My atlas says that Zaporhizie belonged to the Ottoman Empire in the years 1711-39, probably after this war. No mention on Wikipedia. --Revery (talk) 08:33, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Map incorrect[edit]

The map shows the R. Dnieper flowing into the Liman at Mayaki - it should be the Dniester! Maelli (talk) 12:34, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Casualties & Strenght[edit]

Casualties 8,000 in Ottoman and 38,000 in Russian side must be wrong. The Ottomans suffered more casualties than the Russians, and when the Russians left they still had considerable force. In addition Russians had around 40,000 infantry, 10,000 cavalry, plus Rönne who captured Braila had additional 12,000 men as cavalry and dragoons. These numbers are in E. Anisimov: The Reforms of Peter the Great: Progress through Coercion in Russia and Virginia H. Aksan: Ottoman Wars 1700–1870 --Ukas (talk) 20:10, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

E. Anisimov: The Reforms of Peter the Great: Progress through Coercion in Russia, page number(s)...quote?
Virginia H. Aksan: Ottoman Wars 1700–1870, page number(s)....quote? --Kansas Bear (talk) 20:53, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
According to Aksan's book (pages 95-97, 122-123): Ottoman force: 240,000 men (around 100,000 cavalry, 140,000 infantry), 175 cannons, and casualties unknown, although it's said July 21st alone Janissaries lost 7,000 men - but the battle went on for days and other troops lost men as well, so 8,000 is underestimation for total casualties. Russian force: Peter's army 31,000-33,000 infantry, 7,000 cavalry, artillery unknown plus Cantemir with 5,000 Moldovans, casualties 16,246 men. Rönne with 12,000 cavalry, casualties unknown (there are no numbers of how many men from Ottoman army were defending Braila in Aksan's book). The Ottomans let the Russians go, and also the Moldovans, which had joined Peter's side and were held as traitors by the Ottomans, were allowed to follow the remaining Russian army back to Russia and most of them settled there. Don't have Anisimov's book at hand at the moment, IIRC he offered bigger numbers for Russian side, and an estimation for Ottoman total casualties. --Ukas (talk) 00:34, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W. Heinrichs, Ch. Pellat: The Encyclopaedia of Islam, vol VI, E.J. Brill 1991, ISBN 90-04-08112-7, page 991 says "The Ottomans, reinforced by a large body of Tatars, Cossacks and Polish troops, totalling 120,000 men and 400 guns, were in perfect condition. The Russian army (40,000 infantry, 14,000 horse and 122 guns) had been suffering from lack of food and forage for three weeks." --Ukas (talk) 00:52, 28 July 2014 (UTC)