Battle of Nanjing (1853)

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Battle of Nanking (1853)
Part of the Taiping Rebellion
Date March 1853
Location Nanking and surrounding areas
Result Taiping troops victory, Fall of Nanjing, changed name of Tianjing (天京)
Qing dynasty Qing Dynasty
Green Standard Army
Taiping Heavenly Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
Qing dynasty Lu Jianying
Imperial Commissioner Xiang Rong
Qin Rigang
Yang Xiuqing
Wei Changhui
40,000-60,000 men (included Eight Banners 20,000) 550,000 men
Casualties and losses
~30,000 10,000
~30,000 civilians

The Battle of Nanjing (1853) (Chinese: 太平軍攻佔南京; pinyin: Taiping jun gongzhan Nánjīng; Wade–Giles: Nan-ching Pao-wei Chan) began after the fall of Wuhan on March 8, 1853, and ended with the fall of the capital city of Nanking on March 19, 1853, to Taiping troops, a few days after the Qing Government evacuated the city.


Draft History of Qing