The Battle of Deligrad

On September 3, 1806. Serbian patriots have defeated the Ottoman forces in the battle of Deligrad.
The Ottoman Sultan, Selim III sent a huge Turkish force to quell the first Serbian uprising. The Serbian high command decided to meet the Turkish force under Ibrahim Pasha at Deligrad.
The Serbian right wing numbered 6,000 men under the command of Mladen Milovanović at Bela Palanka.
The center consisted of 18,000 troops which would be placed at the Kunovaci mountain. The left wing would be composed of 6,000 men under the command of Milenko Stojković with an additional 4,500 reserve troops to guard from any possible Turkish flank attack from Niš.
Stanoje Glavaš would command the elite and cavalry troops whose job was to delve deep into enemy territory and harass them as much as possible. Tomo Milinović was a head of artillery and made significant effort by good positioning and frequent relocation of the cannons. 

The Turkish Army consisted of 55,000 regular troops with additional auxiliary and Janissary support.
The Serbian army withstood several enemy offensives. The Serbian rebels also attacked the Turkish positions numerous times and managed to capture 9 Turkish cannons. Meanwhile, the elite troops of Stanoje Glavaš effectively liberated Prokuplje thereby splitting the Turkish army in two. The Turkish wing under the command of Pazvanoglu was swiftly defeated by Mladen Milovanović and the Ottoman force was routed.

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Scenes of Deligrad –  countless signs of Ottoman torture 

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