Battle of Kamatero


Battle of Kamatero

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Kamateros
partof=Greek War of Independence


caption=
date=February 5, 1827
place=Kamatero, Greece
result=Ottoman victory
combatant1= Greek revolutionaries
combatant2=
commander1=Colonel Bourbakis, Vassos Notaras, Panayotaki Notaras
commander2=Reşid Mehmed Pasha
strength1=2,800 soldiers
strength2=
casualties1=500 soldiers
casualties2=

The Battle of Kamatero was fought on the night of February 5, 1827 in Kamatero, Greece (near Menidi) between the Ottoman forces of Reşid Mehmed Pasha and Greek irregulars led by French Colonel Denis Bourbaki (his father was a Greek from Cephalonia). [Finlay, pp. 131-132.]

Battle

The battle helped to distract Reshid Pasha's forces from engaging the armies of British general Thomas Gordon while they were completing their defensive fortifications on the hill of Munychia. Colonel Bourbakis was a distinguished cavalry officer in the French military and was accompanied by 800 Greek rebel soldiers. Moreover, he was supported by commanders Vassos Notaras and Panayotaki Notaras who each led 1000 Greek soldiers. During the course of the battle, Colonel Bourbakis led his forces to a plain and rushed into battle while simultaneously expecting the Notaras brothers to support him. Unfortunately, the Notaras brothers fled and abandoned Colonel Bourbakis. Even though the colonel fought bravely alongside his men, he was ultimately killed along with 500 Greek soldiers. [Finlay, pp. 131-132.]

References

ee also

*List of battles

ources

*Finlay, George. "History of the Greek Revolution". W. Blackwood and Sons, 1861 (Harvard University).


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