|Sarajevo through the eyes of Prince's Eugene soliders|
|Prince Eugene of Savoy|
Eugen had achieved a stunning victory, and now set on a path to take further profit from it. From Osijek he started an invasion of Bosnia on 13 October 1697 with 4,000 cavalry and 2,500 infantry (his journal of this action has survived to this day). On 23 October he looked down at the open city of Sarajevo. He sent in a delegation to summon the surrender, but this was attacked. He then sent in his soldiers to plunder, which led to a fire, and the whole city being burned down the next day.