Battle of Kushliki

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Battle of Kushliki
Part of Russo-Polish War (1654–67)
Date 4 November 1661
Location Kushliki
Result Polish victory
Belligerents
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Russian Tsardom
Commanders and leaders
Stefan Czarniecki
John II Casimir
Kazimierz Żeromski
Ivan Khovansky
Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin
Strength
24,000 12,000[1]

The Battle of Kushliki or battle of Kuszliki on 4 November 1661 between a Polish–Lithuanian force and a Russian Tsardom force was one of the battle of the Russo-Polish War (1654–67).

Lithuanian force of about 14,000 under pułkownik Kazimierz Żeromski made a fortified camp on the right bank of Daugava River (near the village of Kushliki (Kuszliki) in Polotsk Voivodeship) and defeated the first assault of Ivan Andreyevich Khovansky on 24 September. Khovansky would retreat, only to return on 16 October with a larger army (12,000 people, 18 artillery pieces). On 3 November a Polish relief force of about 14,000 under king John II Casimir of Poland and regimentarz Stefan Czarniecki arrived and on 4 November surprised the Russian forces by assaulting their camp. Russian army was defeated, and Poles captured all of their artillery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Бабулин И. Б. Генерал из Шотландии//Армия и битвы, 2004, №3