Battle of Kjølberg Bridge

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The Battle of Kjølberg bridge
Part of the Swedish-Norwegian War of 1814
Minnes tavla över slaget vid Kjölbergs bro.jpg
Plaque of the Battle of Kjølberg bridge August 14, 1814.
Date 14 August 1814
Location Kjølberg bridge, north of Fredrikstad, Norway
Result Swedish victory
Belligerents
Norway Norway Sweden Sweden
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Gustav Fredrik Mörner
Casualties and losses
Unknown dead and wounded
30 captured
3 dead
15 wounded

The Battle of Kjølberg Bridge (Slaget vid Kjølbergs bro) was fought 14 August 1814, during the Swedish-Norwegian war of 1814. Swedish forces, which was superior in numbers, as well as better equipped and trained, were victorious. This was the last battle fought during the Swedish–Norwegian War. The Convention of Moss, providing a cease fire agreement, was signed that same day. [1] [2]

Crown Prince Charles John of Sweden had ordered his troops to secure the whole of the Eastern bank of the Glomma River. Kjølberg bridge was situated on the Seutelva tributary of Glomma, north of Fredrikstad. Swedish forces received orders to repair the Kjølberg bridge which had collapsed. Repair work was hindered by shooting from the Norwegian troops on the other side of the river.[3]

Orders were given for the Swedish forces to cross the river by boat. Fighting surged back and forth for several hours with the Swedes continuing to bring troops across the river The last shots were fired north of the bridge with the Norwegians in retreat. [4] [5]

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  • Nordlund, Karl (2007) The Swedish-Norwegian Union Crisis: A History with Documents (BiblioBazaar) ISBN 978-0554086934

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(in Norwegian)

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