Liberation of Kalamata

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Battle of Kalamata 1821
Part of the Greek War of Independence
Petrompeis by Hess.jpg
Petros Mavromichalis revolts Messenia by Peter von Hess.
Date22 March 1821
Result Capture of the city by the Greeks, creation of the Messenian Senate
Greek Revolution flag.svg Greek rebels  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Petros Mavromichalis
2,500 irregulars
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Liberation of Kalamata took place on 23 March (O.S.) 1821 when Greek irregular revolutionary forces took control of the city after the surrender of the Ottoman garrison, without fighting. It was one of the first events of the Greek War of Independence. Kalamata became so the first major town to be liberated.

Soon, one of the first tactical regiments was created in the city under the command of the Corsican philhellene Joseph Balestra.