суббота, 25 февраля 2012 г.

Siege of Bohus by Danish-Norwegian forces, June-July 1678


Den norsk-danska belägringen av Bohus fästning 1678
Drawing by E. Dahlberg, 1678
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Swedish garrison of Bohus numbered about 900 men under colonel of Skaraborg regiment Fredrich von Börstel. His second in command was lieutenant-colonel Carl Gustav Frölich. Fortress artillery was 43 cannons & 3 mortars. The siege opened on 4 June 1678. In mid of July arrived Swedish army under Gustav Stenbock & forced to lift the siege on 18 July 1678.

 Danish-Norwegian army
Commanding officer: Ulrich Fredik Gyldenlöwe, Viceroy of Norway
Commander of Danish contingent: GL. Giesse,
Karta över Bohus med omgivningar
efter den belägringen 1678
Drawing by K. Classon, 1678
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Norwegian infantry, GM Degenfeldt (10 batts)
- Rochlenges reg. (1)
- Coucherons reg. (1)
- Marine reg. (2)
- Trondhjelm reg. (2)
- Bergenhus reg. (1)
- Opland reg. (1)
- Smålenske reg. (1)
- Akershus reg. (1)

Norwegian cavalry, GM Duncan (8 coys of cavalry & dragoons)

Danish cavalry, GMs Lewetzou
- 1 Jyske Nationale Rytteregiment (Col. Schwanwedel)
- 2 Jyske Nationale Rytterregiment (Col. Bibou or Bibow)
- 3 Jyske Nationale Rytteregiment (Col. Styrch)
- 4 Jyske Nationale Rytteregiment (Col. Holstein)


Danish infantry, GM Schack (8 batts)
-Dronningens Livregiment (3 batts, Col. Schulenburg)
- Prins Frederiks Regiment (2 batts, Col Meldrom)
- Prins Christians Regiment (2 batts, Col. Ellenberg).
- Kongens Livregiment (1 bat., Lt-Col. Schultz)

Siege artillery
- 8 12-pdr cannons,
- 8 18-pdr cannons
- 10 24-pdr cannons
- 10 100-pdr mortars,
- 5 75-pdr mortars
- 5 50-pdr mortars
Siege artillery was served by 400 Danish artillerymen. 

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