Battle of Aslanduz
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|Battle of Aslanduz|
|Part of the Russo-Persian War (1804-1813)|
|Russian Empire||Persian Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Pyotr Kotlyarevsky||Abbas Mirza|
|2,221 soldiers (including 500 Cossacks
20,000 irregular cavalry
according to the British: 14
|Casualties and losses|
|127 soldiers||2,000 soldiers
The Battle of Aslanduz took place on 19–20 October 1812 between Russia and Persia. The Persian Fath Ali Shah had his large army stationed in Aslanduz led by the heir to the throne, Abbas Mirza. The Russian squad, headed by the charismatic Major General Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, using the element of surprise night attack, routed the Persians who were still at sleep and quickly moved on to storm Lankaran victoriously in the beginning of 1813, thus ending any Persian hopes of continuing the war or settling on even peace terms for both parties.
- Monteith, William (1865). Kars and Erzeroum. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. pp. 93–95.
- Denis Wright, The English Amongst the Persians: Imperial Lives in Nineteenth-Century Iran, (I.B.Tauris, 2001), 53.
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