Battle of Jakobstadt

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The Battle of Jakobstadt (Latvian: Jēkabpils), (Polish: Krzyżbork) was a battle fought in the Great Northern War. It took place on 25 July 1704 (O.S.) / 26 July 1704 (Swedish calendar) / 5 August 1704 (N.S.) between a Swedish army under Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt and a combined Lithuanian/Russian force under Great Hetman Michał Serwacy Wiśniowiecki at the town of Jēkabpils (German: Jakobstadt) in the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia. The Swedes were victorious.[4][1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Forces are usually set at 5,000-6,000 Swedes and Lithuanians and 15,000-17,000 Poles, Lithuanians and Russians. - Northern Wars, Oskar Sjöström[dead link]
  2. ^ 238 killed where of 57 Swedish. - Н. П. Волынский. Постепенное развитие русской регулярной конницы в эпоху Великого Петра. СПб. 1912.
  3. ^ 517 captured, where of 287 Russian. Some also drowned or wounded. - The Military History Of Charles Xii. King Of Sweden, Gustavus Adlerfeld (2011). pp 328
  4. ^ Kuvaja, Christer (2008). Karolinska krigare 1660–1721 (in Swedish). Helsingfors: Schildts Förlags AB. p. 164. ISBN 978-951-50-1823-6. 

Coordinates: 56°30′13″N 25°52′15″E / 56.50361°N 25.87083°E / 56.50361; 25.87083