Battle of Karstula

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Battle of Karstula
Part of Finnish War
Positions of the forces
Date 21 August 1808
Location Karstula, Finland
Result Russian victory
 Sweden  Russia
Commanders and leaders
Otto von Fieandt General. Wlastow
1,253 men 3,500 men
Casualties and losses
300 250

The Battle of Karstula was fought between Swedish and Russian troops on August 21, 1808. The Swedish force under Otto von Fieandt was defeated by a much bigger Russian force under General Wlastow. During the battle and retreat the Swedes lost 300 men, the Russians lost 250.


  • Julius Mankell. Anteckningar rörande finska arméens och Finlands krigshistoria särskildt med afseende på krigen emellan sverige och ryssland åren 1788-1790 samt 1808-1809, Volume 2. P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1870. pp. 199-201.
  • Georg Carl von Döbeln (1856-1878). Några anteckningar om och af general von Döbeln, Volume 2. p. 51

Coordinates: 62°52′37″N 24°48′08″E / 62.8769°N 24.8022°E / 62.8769; 24.8022

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