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ⓘ Uman Regiment




                                     

ⓘ Uman Regiment

The Uman Regiment was one of the seventeen territorial-administrative subdivisions of the Hetman State. But after the division of the Hetman State the regiment became part of the Right-bank Ukraine. The Regiment consisted of 10 sotnias. The regiments capital was the city of Uman, now in Cherkasy Oblast of central Ukraine.

The regiment was founded in 1648 at the beginning of the Khmelnytsky uprising. When the crash happened, the regiment was placed under the control of right-Bank Ukraine hetmans. The regiment was broken up in 1670-ies of the internecine struggle between his Colonel Mykhailo Khanenko as Hetman Petro Doroshenko. Which caused half of the troops to join forces to capture the left-Bank Ukraine Cossacks. The regiment was finally disbanded in 1686.

The regiment was re-established in 1704 by Ivan Mazepa, who reunited both banks under his rule during the great Northern war, but was disbanded in 1712, when the territory was returned to the Commonwealth.