MAIN BATTLES OF THE FIRST SERBIAN UPRISING

aberdarIgnition of Turkish hans began by Aleksa Djukic from village Banja with his squard, they were burning inns in Topola, Zabare and Jagnjilo and the rebelsm just after the Candlemas assembly in Orasac and election of Karadjordje as a leader started to burn inns in Orasac. Later they burst into flames Turkish hans all around the uprised Serbia and the rebels finally began to siege cities. One of the first besieged cities was Rudnik where stayd notorious Sali-aga aslo known as "Rudnik bull." The governors sent Aganlija Hussein Alemdar "to aline the above matter and to restore order." He went from Belgrade with detachment of four hundred janissaries. Aganlija was known in the people as the most peacemaking dahi. Because of the fear that he could fall between two fires, Aganlija's companies and the Turks from Rudnik, Karadjordje asked Petar Kare to prevent Rudnik Turks with his personnel and he went to Drlupa to "crack the cake" with Aganlija. kulaAlthough none were for peace, they agreed, for tactical reasons, to negotiate. During the unplanned gunfight Aganlija was wounded in the leg, two rebels were killed and Glavas was wounded in the head by Turkish bullet. Snow was falling continuously and this first seriosus conflict could be regarded as unfavourable for the rebels. Karadjordje admited that they were broken. The situation has, however, reversed the next day, after dahi decided to withdraw to Belgrade. All events taken together have made this conflict in reporters reviews, however, like rebel victory. As a help to Sall Aga in the besieged Rudnik came Uzice's muselim Džavić and Karanovac's muselim Pljakić. When Peter Kara got help from Milan Obrenovic from Tresnjevica, Arsenije Lomo and Karadjordje Rudnik was conquered and burned. The two major victories echoed strongly in the rebeled Serbia. And at the same time there has been a taking off Valjevo under the leadership of Jacov and Matija Nenadovic, and shortly after the siege and fall of Sabac. Serbs suffered a major defeat only in bloody and unequal battle on Cokesina In late May Pozarevac surrendered and Posavci have taken Palez a little earlier. Vasa Čarapić took Grocka and Milan Obrenovic took Cacak.

sabacOn 26th of April in the second attack Jagodina was burned and occupied, and near Lestane Vasa Čarapić managed to break the army of Kucuk Ali. Smederevo surrendered on 18th of July, and in august Milenko Stojkovic was able to catch and to behead runaway dahis on Ada Kale. The heads were sent to the Sultan in Stanbol.

ivankovacBattle of Ivankovac took place on the religious holliday The Transfiguration of the Lord (19. august) in 1805. and was crucial for the further course of The Uprising. As the commander of the Turkish army was determined Hafiz Pasha, who headed the army from Nis to Belgrade along Morava River. Karađorđe appointed Milenko Stojkovic with Peter Dobrnjac and Stevan Sinđelić to wait for Turks in village Ivankovac east from Cuprija on the right side of Morava river. In a fierce clash with the loss of life on both sides, the Turks, when they saw the Karadjordje army on the other, left side of Morava river, withdrawed in Paracin. The rebels have set up their camp orward Paracin.During the night one called Steva the scribe asked Karadjordje to fire a cannon at Turks in the town. Served by good fortune, and he injured Hafiz Pasha himself who withdrew that night to Nis, where he died of wounds from a cannon.

misarBattle of Misar is one of the brightes victories in tTe First Serbian Uprising. There was stopped Bosnian Turks march led by Suleiman Pasha Skopljak. Misar is a barrow from which we can see a field near the Sava river and the town of Sabac. Karađorđe decided to build the big trench, which could fit about 7000 people. Several times a shrinking rebel army met Turkish troops, which had to come out of Sabac and storm up the hill. With outstanding tactics and skillfully selected position for battle, Karadjordje managed to defend himself, and entering light Serbian cavalry at the decisive moment in the battle, to turn things to their advantage. Janko Katic died before the actual battle. Karadjordje' s war chapter consisted of Matija and Jakov Nenadovic, priest Luka Lazarevic, Milan and Milos Obrenovic, Sima Markovic, Lazar Mutap, Stojan Cupic, Milos Stojicevic and others. It was 13th august 1806.

deligradDeligrad is the best fortification built during the First Serbian Uprising. On Deligrad were many fights beginning from the 1806. Any Turkish military offensive from Nis, implied the attack on Deligrad. The fort was built by Petar Dobrnjac and it was on the right bank of the South Morava river. The longest commanders of Deligrad except Dobrnjac were Stanoje Glavas, Arsenije Lomo, Milutin Savic. Civil commander was Aleksa Djukic, and Karađorđe's messenger was Tesa Obradovic. After the fall of Belgrade in 1813..Deligrad was abandoned and the brave defenders dispersed houses. Deligrad had never been conquered militarily.

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Battle for Belgrade is a very important moment in the rebeled Serbia. The rebels held the city under siege for about 2 years. No matter where other battles were the siege battle was not abandoned and was always maintained. The camp was initially in Vracar and later on Tasmajdan and Karađorđe always came back to the walls of Belgrade after some battles. With this siege it was impeded for Turks to come from behind the rebels, and they were also unable to come to the liberated areas and of course the dahis were desabled to escape. Final take over of Belgrade began at Sava gate and major role had Konda bimbasa and Uzun Mirko Apostolović. The fiercest battles were at Stamboul gates where Vasa Carapic died, between today's National Theatre and The National Museum. During the battles for liberation of Belgrade, about 50 rebels and 300 Turks died.Leader of one of the Turk troops Alija Glusanac tried to maintain in the upper town, but when he saw that all was lost he took the boat and escape to Vidin. On 8th of January, at St. Stephen Protomartyr Belgrade was finally in Serbian hands.

ratnazastavaThe Suvodol battle took place in early June 1809. Karađorđe rejected a series of concessions that he had proposed by Porta (Turkish Sultanate. He wanted to extend the uprising in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sandzak region, in order to eventually merged with Montenegro. In 5th of May 1809. Karađorđe occupies Sjenica, and after the Battle of Suvodol occupies Novi Pazar in 16th June, so that some units encountered some Montenegrin squads. Turks used Karađorđe's absence and from Nis and Vidin direction they attacked the Serbian army, which was in the near Nis, in Kamenica. The commander of Serbian army was Miloje Petrovic Trnavac who was previously abandoned by Peter Dobrnjac Hajduk Veljko Petrovic and with their units went to Deligrad and Krajina. This is an introduction to the Battle of Čegar. As Stevan Siđelić was in the nearest ditch close to Nis, because he wanted to be the first to enter the Niš, all Turkish military forces were attacking its Resava soldiers. Trnavac was located about 3km away from Sinđelic. When he saw there is no help for him Sinđelić had burnt all of ammunition that they had and all the Serbs and Turks who were there at the time, flew into the air. Turks made Skull Tower on Cegar from the heads of the dead, the most terrible monument of Serbian suffering