Siege of Kanegasaki (1570)

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Siege of Kanegasaki (1570)
Part of the Sengoku period
Date 1570
Location Kanegasaki fortress, Tsuruga, Echizen Province
Result Siege succeeds; Oda victory
Territorial
changes
Kanegasaki fortress falls to Kinoshita Hideyoshi
Belligerents
forces of Oda Nobunaga Kanegasaki garrison
Commanders and leaders
Kinoshita Hideyoshi Unknown

The 1570 Siege of Kanegasaki (金ヶ崎の戦い Kanegasaki no Tatakai?) took place during Oda Nobunaga's struggle against the Asakura clan in Echizen province. Kinoshita Hideyoshi, one of Nobunaga's chief generals, led the attack on the fortress. After its fall, Nobunaga's army fought a celebrated retreat from Echizen.

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  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.