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Battle of Konitz/Chojnice
Part of Second Northern War / The Deluge
Date December 23, 1656
Location Chojnice, Poland
Result Swedish victory
Belligerents
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Herb Rzeczpospolitej Obojga Narodow.svg Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Commanders
Rutger von Ascheberg Stefan Czarniecki
Strength
1000 cavalry 10000 cavalry
Casualties and losses
unknown 3500 men and 36 banners


The Battle of Chojnice (Battle of Konitz) was the last traditional pitched battle during The Deluge. At the end of 1656, Rutger von Ascheberg received information that the Polish cavalry has set up winter camp outside Chojnice. He attacked immediately, achieving a crushing Swedish victory.

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