Battle of Ljubić

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Battle of Ljubić
Part of Second Serbian uprising
Tanasko Rajić.jpg
Date 8 May 1815
Location Ljubić, Serbia
Result Serbian victory
Serbia Serbian revolutionaries Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Serbia Lazar Mutap-Čačanin
Serbia Miloš Obrenović
Serbia Jovan Dimitrijević Dobrača
Ottoman Empire Caja-paša
1,500 men[citation needed] 5,000 men[citation needed]
Casualties and losses
Light[citation needed] Heavy[citation needed]

The Battle of Ljubić was a pitched battle between the rebelling Serbs of Miloš Obrenović and the Ottoman Turks, commanded by Caja-paša on the Ljubić hill, near Čačak. It was the largest and most significant armed engagement of the Second Serbian Uprising

Map of battle of Ljubić

After the liberation of Rudnik, Serbian revolutionaries commanded by Lazar Mutap-Čačanin began attacking Ottoman positions near Čačak. On the 6th of May, the Turks responded to the Serbian incursions by sending a force of 5,000 cavalry under Caja-paša to attack the Serbs from the rear. The Serbs quickly retreated to the Ljubić hill, where they regrouped and were met by additional Serbian armed detachments commanded by Miloš Obrenović and Jovan Dimitrijević Dobrača. Their total forces amounted to 1,300 infantry and 200 cavalry. Using the terrain to this advantage, Miloš Obrenović positioned his forces in various parts of the battlefield. On the 8th of May, the Ottoman launched an attack on Serbian positions which was promptly repulsed, with heavy Ottoman casualties. After their defeat at Ljubić, the Turks began retreating towards Čačak but were aggressively pursued by Serbian forces until the banks of the Western Morava.