Battle of Jutas
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|Battle of Jutas|
|Part of Finnish War|
Döbeln at Jutas by Albert Edelfelt
|Commanders and leaders|
|Georg Carl von Döbeln||Kosatchoffskij|
|about 1.500||about 1.500|
|Casualties and losses|
|43 of which 16 killed||130|
The Battle of Jutas (Finnish: Juuttaan taistelu, Swedish: Slaget vid Jutas) was fought on September 13, 1808 between Swedish and Russian troops south of Nykarleby in Ostrobothnia, Finland. Before the battle the Swedish army was in retreat after the campaign of the previous summer. The main Swedish force was retreating from Vaasa to Nykarleby. The Russians sent a force to cut off the Swedish retreat. In response the Swedes sent a force under Georg Carl von Döbeln to intercept them. The battle ended in a Swedish victory, but the main Swedish army was beaten in the Battle of Oravais the very next day.
The battle has become legendary due to Johan Ludvig Runeberg's epic poem Döbeln at Jutas.