Virstantolppa is the oldest memorial in Lappeenranta. It stands in the site of remarkable battle in Russo-Swedish war in 1741. Over 4000 men were killed or injured in the battle on 23th August 1741 where Russian army conquered Lappeenranta. The battle was one the bloodiest in time. Two Swedish commanders were executed in Stockholm afterwards because of serious defeat.

The memorial was erected originally in 1818 and enhanced in 1924 and again 1949.

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Founded: 1818
Category: Statues in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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