Of course we have to note the fact that "pospolite ruszenie" not everywhere was the same.
Once every so often, the local commanders were obliged to call "pospolite ruszenie" for the purpose of review and enumeration. The results were often disappointing: many poor men - so-called "szlachta zagrodowa" or "szaraczkowa szlachta" - would come with no horse, no retinue, with obsolete weapons, or just with clubs or sticks. North east Masovia and Podlasie come to mind.
Here is one interesting registry list:Chorągiew Ziemska Smoleńska 5 stycznia 1633 roku - Banner (squadron) of Smolensk Land, January 5, 1633
Organization of Smolensk Land militia is quite interesting, as it was quite different than in other lands:
- The Smoileńsk fortress was a gateway to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and also the perfect base for offensives against Moscow, therefore it was subject to special protection;
- Lands in the province (voivodship) of Smolensk were properties of the state (although there were some exceptions to this), even if its former owner from the Muscovite times went to the Polish side. The king handed out the estates to the gentry just for life or with inheritance rights. The estates could not be donated, sold or pledged without the consent of the king. Estates could be inherited only in the male line, and after the family expired, the estate became the property of the Commonwealth again. The fief privilege implied the duty to defend the state;
- The landowner was obliged to keep in the local castle (Smoleńsk?) a household with a journeyman or a farmer with a musket and other infantry weapons - as a kind of support to the castle crew - and the pantry for six months;
- During the war, a nobleman (szlachcic) had to fight in person or by deputy.
The registry represents alphabetical list of retinues, including those who served in mercenary banners and the losses during the siege (after January 5, 1633)
The list is organized as follows:
- entry number in the register
- name of the owner of the retinue
- his office
- those present/absent (1/0)
- number of journeymen
- number of householders (farmers, peasants)
- killed, shot, missing, taken prisoner
- additional sources
The details are presented here: