|Battle of Kalamata 1821|
|Part of the Greek War of Independence|
Petros Mavromichalis revolts Messenia by Peter von Hess.
|Greek rebels||Ottoman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
The Liberation of Kalamata took place on 23 March (O.S.) 1821 when Greek irregular revolutionary forces took control of the city after the surrender of the Ottoman garrison, without fighting. It was one of the first events of the Greek War of Independence. Kalamata became so the first major town to be liberated.
Soon, one of the first tactical regiments was created in the city under the command of the Corsican philhellene Joseph Balestra.
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