Abstract:The article analyses ordinary life of the Armed Forces of the Grand Duchy of
Lithuania in the period between the beginning of the rule by the King of Poland
and the Grand Duke of Lithuania Stanisław August Poniatowski, and until the
reforms by the Four-Year Sejm (1788–1792). In the period of interest it was a small
(up to 4,000 soldiers), independent army, made up from national contractors,
mostly cavalry detachments, the main unit being a flag of 30–100 soldiers, and the
so-called foreign contractors (cavalry…
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