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Battle of Kurekdere

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Date
  
6 August 1854

Result
  
Russian Victory

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British wartime reports 25,000 + 8,000-10,000 irregulars (not engaged), 78 guns Modern estimate 40,000
  
21,000, + 4,000 irregulars, 64 guns Modern estimate 20,000

3,500 killed and wounded 2,000 captured 6,000 fled in dismay the rest were disorganised and retreated
  
3,000 killed and wounded

Combatants
  
Ottoman Empire, Russian Empire

Similar
  
Battle of Oltenița, Battle of Eupatoria, Crimean War, Battle of Aspindza, Battle of Kızıl Tepe

The Battle of Kurekdere took place in 1854 as part of the Crimean War. It started when the Ottoman army of Kars marched towards Gyumri to attack the Russian force commanded by General Vasili Bebutov, already weakened with detachments. The battle was related with great spirit and the defeat of the Ottoman army by the Russian forces.

In accounting the Russians for the defeat of an army nearly 40,000 Ottoman forces of all arms by a hostile force of less than one-half that number, it is not sufficient to say that the management of the whole battle on the side of the Turks was a series of blunders from the first to last, strategical errors might have protracted the mission and have added to the cost of a victory. Four months after the battle of Kurekdere no military operations took place. Some European officers there were strongly advised a forward movement on Tiflis.

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Battle of Kurekdere Wikipedia


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