Battle of Nanking (1856)
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|First rout the Army Group Jiangnan|
|Qing Dynasty||Taiping rebels|
|Commanders and leaders|
| Imperial Inspector Minister Xiang Rong
Second Class Senior General Her Chyun
Lieutenant General：Zhang GuoLiang
|80,000 Green Standard Army||460,000 militia forces|
|Casualties and losses|
|39,000 killed or wounded
Imperial Inspector Minister Xiang Rong (suicide)
Governor of Jiangsu Jeer Hungar (吉爾杭阿) KIA by artillery bomb
The Battle of Nanking (一破江南大營) (Chinese: 江南大營 or the Jiangnan Da Ying; (first: 1853 - 1856 and second: 1857 - 1860). The Qing government raised the Green Standard Army to fight against the Taiping Rebellion. The Qing forces surrounded Nanjing (Taiping Rebellion capital).
First rout of the Jiangnan Army Group
The remnant Qing forces defending Nanjing were stationed in Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum.
The Green Standard Army was led by First Class Senior General Xiang Rong(向榮), Second Class Senior General Her Chyun and Lieutenant General：Zhang GuoLiang. The leaders of the Taiping forces were Shi Dakai, Yang Xiuqing, Qin Rigang(秦日綱) and Li Xiucheng.
The Qing army lost another battle later in the month and the remaining 36,000 retreated north. On August 9 Xiang Rong committed suicide by hanging himself, although others claimed he had a fatal overdose of Opium due to the pain of his battle wounds in Danyang.