Battle of Mewe, 22 September and 29 September-1 October 1626

Battle of Mewe, 22 September and 29 September-1 October 1626

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Battle of Mewe, 22 September and 29 September-1 October 1626

The battle of Mewe was a lengthy battle that came late in the Polish-Swedish War of 1600-1629. Gustav Adolf of Sweden had invaded Prussia in 1626, quickly capturing a number of cities in northern Prussia, amongst them Mewe. In the autumn of 1626 a Polish army under Sigismund III besieged Mewe, and Gustav Adolf moved to relieve the city.

The battle was fought to the west of the Vistula. Sigismund III had an army 15,000 strong, outnumbering the Swedes, but he only had 20 guns and 300 hussars. Worse, most of his hussars were inexperienced, as 1,500 of the more experienced troops were absent in the Ukraine. Sigismund was able to choose his ground, occupying an escarpment west of the river.

Gustav Adolf had 12,200 men, and 74 guns. He was able to use flood defences along the Vistula to strengthen his position, which gave the Poles very little chance to use their cavalry to its best.

At the start of the battle, on 22 September, Gustav Adolf sent out his skirmishers, in the hope that Sigismund would respond by coming out of his field fortifications. Sigismund did just that, sending his hussars to attack the Swedish left. The hussars were able to drive away the Swedish horsemen, but were driven off by a salvo of infantry fire after their charge was slowed by soft sandy ground.

There was then a gap of a week before the next significant action came on 29 September. This time Sigismund launched two great Hussar charges, both of which drove away the Swedish horse before being driven back by the Swedish infantry, who were now well established behind their fortifications. Despite the impressive Swedish firepower, only 18 Hussars were killed during this fighting.

The course of the battle changed on 1 October. Late in a day that had seen serious fighting on the plains a Swedish infantry unit was able to climb the escarpment. The Polish infantry on the high ground believed the Swedes to be a Polish unit retreating from the battle, and so held their fire. A salvo from the Swedish infantry then drove the Poles off the hilltop.

Sigismund was able to persuade his cavalry to make one more charge, in an attempt to drive the Swedes back off the escarpment. Tomasz Zamoyski’s hussars swept the first line of Swedish infantry off the hill while they were reloading but were then repelled by the second line. With the high ground lost, the Polish camp was vulnerable to Swedish artillery, and Sigismund was forced to abandon the siege of Mewe.

Together with a second defeat at Dirschau (17-18 August 1627), the battle of Mewe convinced the Polish-Lithuanians that it would be best to avoid open battle. Instead, the infantry defended its camps while the cavalry attacked Swedish supplies.

Battle of Khotyn (1621)

The Battle of Khotyn or Battle of Chocim or Hotin War [8] (in Turkish: Hotin Muharebesi) was a combined siege and series of battles which took place between 2 September and 9 October 1621 between a Polish-Lithuanian army with Cossack allies, commanded by the Grand Hetman of Lithuania Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, and an invading Ottoman Imperial army, led by Sultan Osman II, which was stopped until the first autumn snows. On 9 October, due to the lateness of the season and heavy losses - due to failed assaults on Commonwealth fortifications - the Ottomans abandoned their siege and the battle concluded with a stalemate, which is reflected in the treaty where some sections favour the Ottomans while others favoured the Commonwealth. Chodkiewicz died on 24 September 1621 shortly after concluding a treaty with the Turks.

25,000 [2] Polish-Lithuanian troops:

'34,825 Kapikulu (regular army)' [6]

Historical Events In September - 30

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0653 Saint Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.

0739 On September - 30 p'u-chi Ho-shang Tao-chao, Northern Ch'an Line Zen teacher, dies

1101 Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan on this day in history.

1199 Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew on this day in history.

1351 On September - 30 muso Soseki, Zen teacher/Rinzai line/head of Nanzenji, dies in Japan

1399 On this day in history king Richard II of England abdicates throne

1440 On September - 30 reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician

1452 First book published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible on this day in history.

1452 On this day in history 1st book published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible

1520 On September - 30 suleiman I succeeds his father Selam I as sultan of Turkey

1544 On this day in history king Henry VIII draws his armies out of France

1555 On September - 30 oxford Bishop Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic

1572 Francisco Borgia, theologist/saint, dies at 61 on September - 30.

1612 Ercole Bottrigari, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.

1619 On this day in history remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp

1622 Johann Sebastiani, composer on September - 30.

1626 On this day in history battle between king Bethlen Gabor & earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends

1627 Robinson Crusoe, fictional character according to Daniel Defoe on this day in history.

1630 On September - 30 first execution in America-J Billington hanged in Plymouth, MA

1630 On this day in history john Billington, murderer, 1st American execution, hanged

1649 Last Swedish troops vacate Prague on September - 30.

1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during Creligious services on September - 30.

1659 Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe) on this day in history.

1681 On September - 30 netherlands & Sweden sign treaty

1685 Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, composer on this day in history.

1712 Johann Michael Zacher, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.

1716 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, dies at 62 on September - 30.

1730 Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns on September - 30.

1743 Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, composer on this day in history.

1744 On this day in history france and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.

1752 On September - 30 justin Heinrich Knecht, composer

1755 On this day in history francesco Durante, composer, dies at 71

1770 On September - 30 thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat

New Amsterdam becomes New York

Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrenders New Amsterdam, the capital of New Netherland, to an English naval squadron under Colonel Richard Nicolls. Stuyvesant had hoped to resist the English, but he was an unpopular ruler, and his Dutch subjects refused to rally around him. Following its capture, New Amsterdam’s name was changed to New York, in honor of the Duke of York, who organized the mission.

The colony of New Netherland was established by the Dutch West India Company in 1624 and grew to encompass all of present-day New York City and parts of Long Island, Connecticutਊnd New Jersey. A successful Dutch settlement in the colony grew up on the southern tip of Manhattan Island and was christened New Amsterdam.

To legitimatize Dutch claims to New Amsterdam, Dutch governor Peter Minuit formally purchased Manhattan from the local tribe from which it derives it name in 1626. According to legend, the Manhattans–Indians of Algonquian linguistic stock𠄺greed to give up the island in exchange for trinkets valued at only $24. However, as they were ignorant of European customs of property and contracts, it was not long before the Manhattans came into armed conflict with the expanding Dutch settlement at New Amsterdam. Beginning in 1641, a protracted war was fought between the colonists and the Manhattans, which resulted in the death of more than 1,000 Indians and settlers.

In 1664, New Amsterdam passed to English control, and English and Dutch settlers lived together peacefully. In 1673, there was a short interruption of English rule when the Netherlands temporary regained the settlement. In 1674, New York was returned to the English, and in 1686 it became the first city in the colonies to receive a royal charter. After the American Revolution, it became the first capital of the United States.

Battle of Gniew

On 6 July 1626, following the capture of Livonia, the 13,000-strong Swedish army under King Gustavus Adolphus landed at Pilawa in the Duchy of Prussia, which did not resist the Swedish landings. The Swedes marched against the Vistula, taking several towns along the way. The big urban center of Gdansk was the most serious obstacle to the Swedes, as it was six times the size of Stockholm and heavily defended. The Polish king Sigismund III Vasa led an army to relieve the city from the Swedish threat.

Sigismund besieged the Swedish fort at Gniew, leading to Gustavus Adolphus rushing to relieve the fort the two sides met in battle for over a week from late September to early October. The fighting surged back and forth, and Gustavus Adolphus ultimately succeeding in repelling the attacking Poles on the first day of battle. On 29 September, the Swedish infantry defeated the Polish cavalry, and both sides suffered similar losses. In the final battle on 1 October, the Swedes launched massive assaults against the Poles, and a Polish counterattack failed due to a lack of gunpowder. The Poles lifted their siege, but they had succeeded in defending Gdansk, as Gustavus Adolphus gave up his plans to assault Gdansk after he fell ill. 

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1544 King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France

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1980 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

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1980 Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

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1990 The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

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The Battle Of Epping Forest

Along the Forest Road, there's hundreds of cars - luxury cars.
Each has got its load of convertible bars, cutlery cars - superscars!
For today is the day when they sort it out, sort it out,
'cause they disagree on a gangland boundary.
Yes, they disagree on a gangland boundary.

There's Willy Wright and his boys -
One helluva noise, that's Billy's boys!
With fully-fashioned mugs, that's Little John's thugs,
The Barking Slugs - supersmugs!
For today is the day when they sort it out, sort it out,
These Christian soldiers fight to protect the poor.
East end heroes got to score in.

The Battle of Epping Forest,
It's the Battle of Epping Forest,
Right outside your door.
You ain't seen nothing like it.
No, you ain't seen nothing like it,
Not since the Civil War.

Coming over the hill are the boys of Bill,
And Johnny's lads stand very still.
With the thumpire's shout, they all start to clout
- there's no guns in this gentleman's bout.
Georgie moves in on the outside left
With a chain flying round his head
And Harold Demure, from Art Literature,
Nips up the nearest tree.
(Here come the cavalry!)

Admidst the battle roar,
Accountants keep the score: 10-4.
They've never been alone, after getting a radiophone.
The bluebells are ringing for Sweetmeal Sam, real ham,
Handing out bread and jam just like any picnic.

It's 5-4 on William Wright he made his pile on Derby night.
When Billy was a kid, walking the streets,
The other kids hid - so they did!
Now, after working hard in security trade, he's got it made.
The shops that need aid are those that haven't paid.

"I do my double-show quick!" said Mick the Prick, fresh out the nick.
"I sell cheap holiday. The minute they leave,
Then a visit I pay - and does it pay!"
And his friend, Liquid Len by name,
Of Wine, Women and Wandsworth fame,
Said "I'm breaking the legs of the bastard that got me framded!"

They called me the Reverend when I entered the Church unstained
My employers have changed but the name has remained.
It all began when I went on a tour,
Hoping to find some furniture.
I followed a sign - it said "Beautiful Chest".
It led to a lady who showed me her best.
She was taken by surprise when I quickly closed my eyes.
So she rang the bell, and quick as hell
Bob the Nob came out on his job
To see what the trouble was.
"Louise, is the Reverend hard to please?"
"You're telling me!"
"Perhaps, sir, if it's not too late.
We could interest you in our Staffordshire plate?"
"Oh no, not me, I'm a man of repute."
But the Devil caught hold of my soul and a voice called out "Shoot!"

To save my steeple, I visited people
For this I'd gone when I met Little John.
His name came, I understood,
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It's the Battle of Epping Forest,
Right outside your door.
We guard your souls for peanuts,
And we guard your shops and houses
For just a little more.

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Is lobbing Bob the Nob across the gob.
With his kissar in a mess, Bob seems under stress,
But Jones the Jug hits Len right in the mug
And Harold Demure, who's still not quite sure,
Fires acorns from out of his sling.
(Here come the cavalry!)

Up, up above the crowd,
Inside their Silver Cloud, done proud,
The bold and brazen brass, seen darkly through the glass.
The butler's got jam on his Rolls Roy doles out the lot,
With tea from a silver pot just like any picnic.

Along the Forest Road, it's the end of the day
And the Clouds roll away.
Each has got its load - they'll come out for the count
At the break-in of day.
When the limos return for their final review, it's all through'
- all they can see is the morning goo.
"There's no-one left alive - must be draw."
So the Blackcap Barons toss a coin to settle the score.

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by DerekLaw

The Battle of Epping Forest Lyrics as written by Phil Collins Anthony George Banks


On August 30, during the night, Continental forces withdrew to Bristol and Tiverton, leaving Rhode Island (Aquidneck Island) under British control. However, their withdrawal was orderly and unhurried.

Noah Robinson-diary entry about the Battle of Rhode Island, August 29-31, 1778

According to an account in the New Hampshire Gazette, it was accomplished

in perfect order and safety, not leaving behind the smallest article of provision, camp equipage, or military stores.”

The inflammatory writings of Sullivan reached Boston before the French fleet arrived, and Admiral d’Estaing’s initial reaction was reported to be a dignified silence.

Politicians worked to smooth over the incident under pressure from Washington and the Continental Congress, and d’Estaing was in good spirits when Lafayette arrived in Boston.

He even offered to march troops overland to support the Americans:

I offered to become a colonel of infantry, under the command of one who three years ago was a lawyer, and who certainly must have been an uncomfortable man for his clients.”

On September 1, the relief force of Clinton and Grey arrived at Newport. Given that the threat was over, Clinton ordered Grey to raid several communities on the Massachusetts coast. Admiral Richard Howe was unsuccessful in his bid to catch up with d’Estaing, who held a strong position at the Nantasket Roads when Howe arrived there on August 30.

Byron succeeded Howe as head of the New York station in September, but he also was unsuccessful in blockading d’Estaing. His fleet was scattered by a storm when it arrived off Boston, after which d’Estaing slipped away, bound for the West Indies.

Pigot was harshly criticized by Clinton for failing to await the relief force, which might have successfully entrapped the Americans on the island. He left Newport for England not long after. The British abandoned Newport in October 1779, leaving behind an economy ruined by war.

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