Battle of Wesenberg (1704)

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The Battle of Wesenberg took place on June 26, 1704 close to Rakvere (Wesenberg) during the Great Northern War. The Swedish cavalry force of 1,400 men under the command of Wolmar Anton von Schlippenbach retreated before Carl Ewald von Rönnes larger force. However, the Swedes were caught at Wesenberg and after a valiant defense[1] they had been close to annihilated with only 400 managing to escape towards Reval[2] the rest was either killed or captured. The Russian losses are unknown.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Adlerfeld G. The Military History of Charles XII, King of Sweden, Volume 1. p. 309
  2. ^ a b Gordon A. The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia: To which is Prefixed a Short General History of the Country from the Rise of that Monarchy: and an Account of the Author's Life, Volume 1. Aberdeen. 1755. pp. 181–182