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Battle of Tashkessen
Part of Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)
Date December 28, 1877
Location Near Tashkessen, Bulgaria
Result Russian Victory.
 Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire
General Kourlov Valentine Baker
Casualties and losses
32 officers
1000+ soldiers
800 soldiers

The Battle of Tashkessen was a battle of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878. It was fought between the Ottoman Empire and the Russian Empire on December 28, 1877. The battle occurred after Shakir Pasha's retirement and near Taşkesen (now Sarantsi, Bulgaria). The Russian forces were commanded by General Kourlov, while the Turkish forces were commanded by Valentine Baker, a British-born general. The battle resulted in a Russian victory but with heavy casualties.


  • George Bruce. Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981) (ISBN 978-0-442-22336-6).



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