Sword surrendered by Edhem Pasha after the defeat at Plevna.
The Siege of Plevna or Siege of Pleven during the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878), saw a major struggle between the joint army of
Russia and Romania and the Ottoman Empire. The Turkish defense held up the main Russian advance southwards into , ensuring other great powers of the time to actively support the Ottoman cause. Eventually, superior Russian and Romanian numbers forced the garrison to capitulate. Bulgaria