Battle of Stavuchany
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|Battle of Stavuchany|
|Part of Austro-Russian–Turkish War (1735–39)|
Map of Battle of Savuchny (in Russian and German)
|Russian Empire||Ottoman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Burkhard Christoph von Munnich||Velip Pasha|
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Stavuchany was a battle between the Russian and Ottoman armies, which took place on August 17(28) of 1739 during the Russo-Turkish War of 1735-1739.
Stavuchany (Russian: Ставучаны) is a small village some 12 km southwest of Khotyn (today's Chernivtsi Oblast in Ukraine). The Russian army (approx. 61,000 men and 250 cannons) under the command of Field Marshal Burkhard Christoph von Münnich approached Stavuchany, where the Ottoman army (80,000 to 90,000 men) under the leadership of serasker Veli-pasha occupied fortified heights. The Ottoman commander attempted to surround the Russian troops, but Münnich was able to repel numerous enemy attacks from his flanks and rear. The Russians managed to distract the Ottomans by their "window-dressing" activities on the left flank and then attacked the central positions of the Ottoman army with main forces, and captured them. The Russian army captured some 50 cannons and other trophies. The Ottoman army lost up to 1,000 men dead, while the Russians lost 13 killed and 54 wounded. As a result of the Battle of Stavuchany, the Ottoman fortress of Khotyn was captured on August 19(30) and the Russians occupied most of the Wallachia in September.
Despite the victory, Russia had to agree to the terms of the Treaty of Belgrade (September 18(29), 1739) due to Austria's withdrawal from the war, which practically reduced the achievements of the Russian army to zero.
- Баиов А. К. Русская армия в царствование императрицы Анны Иоанновны. Война России с Турцией в 1736-1739 гг — СПб.: Электро-Типография Н. Я. Стойковой; Николаевская Академия Генерального штаба, 1906. — Т. 2.- С.227
- Onacewicz W. Empires by Conquest, Volume I. Hero Books, 1985. P. 124
- Баиов А. К. Русская армия в царствование императрицы Анны Иоанновны. Война России с Турцией в 1736-1739 гг — СПб.: Электро-Типография Н. Я. Стойковой; Николаевская Академия Генерального штаба, 1906. — Т. 2.- С.226
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