Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia
 
04.09.2019

Commemoration of 213th Anniversary of the Battle of Deligrad




Today, a delegation of the Ministry of Defence and Serbian Armed Forces laid a wreath at the charnel house in memorial church of Saint Archangel Michael near the village of Deligrad, during a ceremony of commemorating 213th anniversary of the battle of Deligrad.
 
The state ceremony was led by State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs Zoran Antić, and wreaths were also laid at the monument by representatives of municipality Aleksinac, and associations dedicated to cherishing tradition of liberation wars of Serbia.
 
In the middle of 1806, the Ottoman Empire launched a great offensive against the army of rebels. On 16th June 1806, under command of Ibrahim Pasha, some 6,000 Turks arrived at the banks of Deligrad positions that were defended by around 5,000 rebels under command of Petar Dobrnjac. The battles were led over several weeks. The rebels heroically defended themselves. After having defeated the Turks at Mišar, Karađorđe swiftly moved the forces to the front at Deligrad, sent a detachment of the army under command of Stanoje Glavaš to the rear and on 4th September broke the Ottoman forces, forcing them towards Niš.
 
Photo: Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs