Battle of Beitang

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Battle of Beitang
Part of the Boxer Rebellion
Date September 20, 1900
Location Beitang, China
Result Allied victory
Belligerents
 Russia
 German Empire
Qing dynasty Imperial China
Commanders and leaders
Russia G. K. Shtakelberg
Strength
8,000 3,500
Casualties and losses
3 killed and 50 wounded, or 30 killed 4 killed

The Battle of Beitang, during the Boxer Rebellion, was fought on September 20, 1900 between the Eight Nation Alliance and the Chinese army.

Battle[edit]

Beitang is 5 mi (8.0 km) north of Tianjin. It was necessary to capture Beitang for organising railway connection between Tianjin and Manchuria.

During the night, Russian troops captured Chinese position near the destroyed Beitang railway station, and built several batteries. In the morning, Russian and German cannons began to bombard the fortress, and at 10a.m. the Chinese garrison fled. At noon, the fortress was captured without fighting.

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Sources[edit]

  • Д.Г.Янчевецкий "У стен недвижного Китая". Санкт-Петербург - Порт-Артур, 1903 (D.G.Yanchevetskiy "Near the Walls of unmoving China", Sankt-Peterburg - Port-Artur, 1903)
  • В. Г. Дацышен «Русско-китайская война 1900 года. Поход на Пекин» — СПБ, 1999. ISBN 5-8172-0011-2 (V.G.Datsishen "Russo-chinese war of 1900. March to Beijing", Sankt-Peterburg, 1999)