- Battle of Gorni Dubnik
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Gorni Dubnik
Russo-Turkish War, 1877–78
24 October, 1877
Achmet Hefzi Pasha
casualties2=1,500 killed & wounded
In an effort to reduce the fortress of
Plevenquicker, Russian forces began targeting garrisons along the Turkish supply and communications route. A significant garrison had been reduced at the Battle of Lovchain September. General Joseph Vladimirovich Gourkowas called up from the Shipka Passarea to deal with more of the garrisons protecting Pleven.
October 24Gourko attacked the fortress of Gorni-Dubnik. The Russian attack met heavy resistance but two other Russian columns were able to easily push back the Turkish lines. The Finnish Guard sharpshooter battalion participated on the battle and stormed the fortress walls. Gourko continued the attacks and the garrison commander Achmet Hefzi Pashasurrendered. Within the month several more Turkish garrisons were to fall including Orchanie. By October 24the Russian army had completely surrounded Pleven which capitulated December 10.
The battle is commemorated in the Finnish Guard Regiment March. October 24 is the honorary day of the descendant of the Finnish Guard sharpshooter battalion, the Finnish Guard Jaeger Regiment.
Battles of the Russo-Turkish War, 1877–78
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