The fall of Mesolongi brought the Greeks into dismay. A new government was elected in order to confront and stop the Turks and the Egyptians with Kolokotronis as the new commander-in-chief of Morias.
The atmosphere in Nauplio was tense. Karaiskakis was granted the command and administration of Roumeli,
as well as full power to appoint officers. However, his efforts to unite different guerilla groups failed and headed for Athens with about six hundred and fifty men. Karaiskakis arrived at Eleusina after a meeting with Krieziotis and Maurovouniotis in Salamina. The two had already set their camp in Eleusina since 1825. Other captains started to arrive and the troops became four thousand, plus twelve hundred Philhellenes under C. Faviere, who was allowed to act autonomously.