Battle of Changsha (1911)

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Battle of Changsha
Part of Xinhai Revolution
Date October 20, 1911
Location Changsha, Hunan, China
Result Revolutionary Victory
Belligerents
Qing dynastyQing Empire Chinese-army Wuhan flag (1911-1928) 18 dots.svg Tongmenghui
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Chinese-army Wuhan flag (1911-1928) 18 dots.svg Huang Xing
Strength
40,000 troops 3,000 troops
Casualties and losses
10,000 killed 900 killed

Days after the success of the Wuchang Uprising in Oct. 1911, the Revolutionaries began to spread the revolution to other major cities of China starting from Changsha in Hunan province, not far from Wuhan. The Qing troops were already weakened by their defeat at Wuchang, therefore making the city easy to capture.

On October 22, 1911 the Hunan Tongmenghui members were led by Jiao Dafeng (焦達嶧) and Chen Zuoxin (陳作新).[1] They led an armed group consisting partly revolutionaries from Hongjiang and partly of New Army units in a campaign to extend the uprising into Changsha.[1] They then captured the city and killed the local Qing Imperial general. Then they announced the establishment of "Hunan Military Government of the Republic of China", and announced their opposition to the Qing Dynasty and support for a Chinese republic.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 张创新. [2005] (2005). 中国政治制度史. Edition 2. 清华大学出版社 publishing. ISBN 7-302-10146-9, ISBN 978-7-302-10146-8. pg 377.