1761 - Swedish campaign in Pomerania

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The campaign lasted from July to December 1761

Description of Events

From December 1760 to March 27 1761, there was a truce between the Prussian and Swedish armies in Mecklenburg.

In July, the Swedish commander-in-chief, Jakob Albrekt von Lantinghausen, resigned and was succeeded by Augustin Ehrensvärd.

The campaign of 1761 can be subdivided into 3 distinct phases:

  1. Swedish summer offensive from July 19 to August 31
  2. Prussian counter-offensive from September 1 to October 15
  3. Winter operations from December 1761 to January 1762


Sharman, Alistair, Sweden's Role in the Seven Years War: A Brief Chronology 1756-1761, Seven Years War Association Journal Vol. XII No. 4