Battle of Systerbäck

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Battle of Systerbäck
Part of Great Northern War
Date July 8, 1703 (O.S.)
July 9, 1703 (Swedish calendar)
July 19, 1703 (N.S.)
Location Sestra River, Russia
Result Russian victory
Naval Ensign of Sweden.svg Swedish Empire Flag of Russia.svg Tsardom of Russia
Commanders and leaders
Abraham Cronhjort Boris Sheremetev
Aleksandr Danilovich Menshikov
4,000 men 25,000 men of which 7,000–8,000 engaged
Casualties and losses
390 killed and wounded[1] 150 killed and wounded[2]

The Battle of Systerbäck took place on July 19, 1703 near the Sestra River during the Great Northern War. The Swedish army under the command of Abraham Cronhjort had to pull back to escape encirclement of the much larger Russian force under Boris Sheremetev. The two sides estimated their losses to 390 Swedish dead and wounded and 150 Russians dead and wounded.[1]


  1. ^ a b Christian Kelch: Die Liefländische Geschichte von 1690–1707, Hrsg. Schnakenburg, Dorpat 1875. pp 338
  2. ^ Alexander Sharimow :Предыстория Санкт-Петербурга. 1703 год. pp. 686 (Что происходило на Неве и вокруг нее в июле 1703-го)

Coordinates: 60°07′16″N 29°58′41″E / 60.12111°N 29.97806°E / 60.12111; 29.97806