Battle of Vučji Do
|Battle of Vučji Do|
From the illustrative magazine Orao (1877)
|Commanders and leaders|
Prince Nikola I|
Ahmed Muhtar Pasha|
Osman Nuri Pasha (POW)
Selim Pasha †
17 Montenegrin battalions|
11 Herzegovinian battalions
|Casualties and losses|
|70 killed, 118 wounded||around 4000|
The Battle of Vučji Do (Serbian Cyrillic: Битка код Вучјег дола) was a major battle that took place on 18 July 1876 in Vučji Do, Sanjak of Herzegovina, fought between the combined forces of Montenegrin and Eastern Herzegovinian tribes (battalions) against the Ottoman Army under Grand Vizier Ahmed Muhtar Pasha. The Montenegrin-Herzegovinian forces heavily defeated the Ottomans, and managed to capture two of their commanders. In addition, they captured a large consignment of armament.
As the Uprising in Herzegovina continued, Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary proposed a two-month truce at the meeting held in mid-May. At the same time negotiations between the Serbian and Montenegrin governments result to the two declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on 30 June 1876.
Montenegrin flag used in the battle, damaged by Ottoman soldiers' bullets.
- Gavro Vukotić, Rat 1876 Crne Gore sa Turskom, Cetinje 1929. (COBISS.SR-ID:30379271)
- Lj. Poleksić, Boj na Vučjem Dolu 28. jula 1876, Ratnik, X/1940
- Dimitrije Trifunović, Vučji Do, Military encyclopaedia (second edition), том X, p. 626, Vojnoizdavački zavod Belgrade, Belgrade 1975
- Мilutin Miljušković Velike crnogorske bitke: Vučji do i Fundina, Podgorica 1997. (COBISS.SR-ID:121793031)