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Battle Name : Erestfer

Date(s) : 24 January 1702

Part of : Second or Great Northern War ,

Outcome : A victory for Russian Army over Swedish Army

Type of battle : Land


A Swedish army under Major-General Schlippenbach who was charged with defending Livonia [Latvia], had gone into winter quarters. They were attacked by a Russian army under Count Sheremetev. The Russians were better equipped for winter fighting and were supported by cannon mounted on sledges.
The Swedes were heavily defeated, admitting 1000 casualties the Russians claimed 3000.


Erestfer, near Dorpat close to the modern city of Tartu (Estonia)

Casualty figures

Swedish Army

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (28.57%)

Russian Army

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (12.50%)