Chernihiv Regiment

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Chernihiv Regiment
Чернігівський полк
Active 1648 - 1782
Country Cossack Hetmanate
Type Cossack Regiment
Size 7 sotnias (1649)
16 (18th century)
Garrison/HQ Chernihiv, Ukraine

The Chernihiv Regiment (Ukrainian: Чернігівський полк, translit. Chernihivs'kyj polk) was one of ten territorial-administrative subdivisions of the Cossack Hetmanate. The regiment's capital was the city of Chernihiv, now in Chernihiv Oblast of north-east Ukraine.

The Chernihiv Regiment was founded in 1648 during the Khmelnytsky Uprising. Following the signing of the Treaty of Zboriv in 1649 it consisted of 7 sotnias, and had 997 registered cossacks. After Treaty of Pereyaslav very much parts of regiment was included to Nizhyn Regiment. With 1659 in regiment started creation new sotnias. After reformation Chernihiv Regiment in 1782 consisted of 16 sotnias: Bereznynska, Bilouska, Chernihiv regimental, Horodnyanska, Kyselivska, Lyubetska, Menska, Ponurnynska, Royiska, Sednivska, Slabynska, Sosnytska, Stolynska, Synyavska, Volynska, Vybelska,

Map of Chernihiv Regiment on 1782

According to documents of 1764, the regiment consisted of 9,838 land cossacks, and 19,810 helper cossacks.

In 1781, the regiment was officially abolished, and its territory was reformed into the Chernihiv Namestnik.

References[edit]

  • Encyclopedia of Ukraine
  • Zaruba V.M. Administratyvno-terytorialnyj ustrij ta administraciya Vijska Zaporozkoho u 1648-1782 rr., Dnipropetrovsk, 2007