Battle of Lapua

Battle of Lapua
Part of the Finnish War
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Savolaksarnas framryckning, by Magnus Adlercreutz
Date 14 July 1808
Location
Result Swedish victory
Belligerents
Sweden Russian Empire Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Carl Johan Adlercreutz Russian Empire Nikolay Nikolayevich Raevsky
Strength
4,700
18 guns[1]
4,000
15 or 17 guns[1]
Casualties and losses
25 killed
133 wounded
11 missing[note 1]
200 killed, wounded or captured[2]

The Battle of Lapua was fought between Swedish and Russian troops on 14 July 1808 at Lapua, Finland. The Russians had set up defences around Lapua. The Swedes tried to outflank and surround the defending Russians. The Björneborg Regiment under Georg Carl von Döbeln distinguished itself during the battle. In the end the Russians managed to retreat, but the victory was an important one for the Swedish as it allowed them to continue their offensive.

Positions at the battle

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