Order of Battle
Siege of Czestochowa, 1655
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20 noble knights and retainers with their lackeys.
About 30-50 servants, including the noble's lackeys - mostly noncombatants. Few or no females.
12-18 light cannons (from 2-6 pdrs)
twelve 12 pdrs.
In total 300 defenders and 24-30 cannon.
Army and Allies
Phase I - November 18, 1655
Task Force under General J.W. Wrsesowiez
300 foot (a regiment, short one company, with 2 4pdr regimental cannon)
300 Rieters (Waclaw Sadowski’s regiment , one company short)
8 6pds cannon (artily company, with about 40 men)
400 rieters Jana Krzystof von Beddecker
200 reiters of a squadron from Regiment Hans Engell
100 rieters from a company from Regiment Francis Erdman von Sachsen-Lauenburg
400 polish cavalry Jana Zbrozki
400 polish cavalry Mikolaj Seweryna Kalinski
2250 – 1800 cavalry, 100 dragoons, 300 foot, 50 artillery. And 10 cannon.
Pulkovinick (Obersztera/Colonel)Fromhold von Ludingstausen Wolff's Regiment of foot,
6 companies totaling 600 foot and 3 regimental cannons - 3pdrs.
Rotmistrz (captain) Adam Pozowski with 100 foot
Pulkovinick Andrzej Gnoinski's regiment of furrow infantry (‘piechoty lanowej’) from the Vovoiodship of Sandomier.
(The Regiment of the Polish King Kazimer’s own Royal Guard of Foote under Pulkovinick (obersztera) Fromhold von Ludingstausen Wolff had followed King Kazimer into Silesia, neutral ground, after the fall of Kracow. On 28 Nov while marching toward Slask, on the road between Siewierzem and Bedzinem, the regiment was surprised by a regiment of reiters under Colonel W. Sadowski. After a minor altercation and after having obtained promises of payment of their back pay, they came over to the Swedes. They were then sent to Czestochowa.
6 heavy siege cannons - two half- Culverin 24prs and four quarter-Culverin 12 pdr from the Krakow arsenal 200 foote. (Probably 2 companies of infantry from F. Wolff's regiment under the command of Captain Jana Guldyny.)
This force also escorted the replacement chief military engineer Oberslejtnant (Lt. Colonel) Fredrick Getkant, who took over the job of directing the siege work against Jasna Gora.
Having received these final reinforcements, General Muller’s Siege force now counted 3200 - 1800 cavalry, 1200 foote, 100 dragoons, 100 artillerymen, with 19 Cannon: 2 siege guns 24pdrs, 4 siege guns - 12 pdrs, 9 6 pdrs, and 5 regimental cannon 3-4 pdrs. The ratio of besieged to besiegers at the beginning was about 1:7.5 personnel and 1:0.33 artillery and now it is 1:10.7 and 1:0.63
30-40 civilian miners. Also, At various times, several hundred locals were impressed into service to dig trenches and perform other labors.