Battle of Tornow

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Battle of Tornow
Part of the Pomeranian War (Seven Years' War)
Date 26 September 1758
Location near Tornow, Germany
Result Prussian victory
Belligerents
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia Sweden Sweden
Commanders and leaders
Carl Heinrich von Wedel
Strength
1,500–2,000 men[1] 850 men[1]
Casualties and losses
153 dead and wounded[1] 162 dead and wounded[1]

The Battle of Tornow was fought between the forces of Prussia and Sweden on 26 September 1758 during the Seven Years' War, near modern-day Fürstenberg/Havel (then called Tornow, in the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz).

The Prussians sent 6,000 men, led by general Wedel, to protect Berlin. Wedel attacked aggressively and ordered his cavalry to attack a Swedish force of some 600 men at Tornow. The Swedes bravely fought off six assaults, but the majority of the Swedish cavalry was lost, and the Swedish infantry had to retreat before the stronger Prussian forces.

The Prussian-Swedish battles continued at the Battle of Fehrbellin on 28 September 1758.

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Coordinates: 53°3′45″N 13°17′27″E / 53.06250°N 13.29083°E / 53.06250; 13.29083