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The Battle of Wesenberg took place on June 26, 1704 close to Rakvere (Wesenberg) during the Great Northern War. The Swedish cavalry force of 1,400 men under the command of Wolmar Anton von Schlippenbach retreated before Karl Evald von Rönnes larger force. However, the Swedes were caught at Wesenberg and after a valiant defense, they had been close to annihilated with only 200 men escaping, the rest was either killed, captured or missing. The Russian losses are unknown.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ett kort dock tydeligit utdrag utur then öfwer konung Carl den Tolftes lefwerne och konglida dater, Jöran Andersson Nordberg (1745). pp 309

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