Battle of Martinići (1796)
|Battle of Martinići|
|Commanders and leaders|
Petar I Petrović-Njegoš|
|Kara Mahmud Pasha|
Following the unification of Montenegro with Brda, the Ottoman governor of the Sanjak of Scutari launched a military offensive onto Montenegrin territory. Two Montenegrin divisions, led by Prince-bishop Petar I Petrović-Njegoš and guvernadur Jovan Radonjić, containing 3000 men, took positions near Martinići. Turks advanced towards Martinići from Spuž with 18000 men, fighting guerilla resistance for nine days, before launching an assault on Montenegrin positions on 11 July. Montenegrins counter-attacked and Turks suffered significant casualties.
- Pavićević, Branko, O prvom pohodu Mahmuta Bušatlije na Crnu Goru, Istoriski časopis, Belgrade, 1956, pp. 153–167.
- Vojna Enciklopedija, Belgrade, 1973, knjiga peta, pp. 316.