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Battle of Karpenisi

Battle of Karpenisi
Part of the Greek War of Independence

The death of Markos Botsaris by Ludovico Lipparini
Date August 8, 1823
Location Karpenisi, central Greece
Result Greek victory
Belligerents

Greek revolutionaries

 Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Markos Botsaris  Mustafa Reshid Pasha Bushatli[1]
Strength
450 Souliotes 13,000 troops
Casualties and losses
under 10 1,000


The Battle of Karpenisi took place near the town of Karpenisi (in Evrytania, central Greece) on the night of August 8, 1823 between revolting Greek irregulars and Ottoman troops.

Battle

The leader of the Greeks, Markos Botsaris, assaulted the Ottoman camp with a force of 450 Souliotes. The opponents were overconfident and had not taken proper defensive measures. The sleeping soldiers suffered many casualties as the Souliotes sneaked into their camp. Botsaris was shot at the head as he was scouting enemy positions, and he died immediately. The Souliotes retreated when they saw their leader's body being carried away to safety. The Ottoman army had lost 1,000 men while the Greeks had lost several men.

See also

References

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Sources

  • Paroulakis, Peter Harold. The Greeks: Their Struggle for Independence. Hellenic International Press, 1984. ISBN 0-9590894-0-3.



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