Battle of Sacheon (1598)

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Battle of Sacheon
Part of the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598)
Date6 - 11 November 1598
Location
Sacheon, in today's South Gyeongsang province, South Korea
Result Japanese victory
Belligerents
Japan Ming
Joseon
Commanders and leaders
Shimazu Yoshihiro Dong Yiyuan
Mao Guoqi
Strength
8,000[1] 25,000[2]
Casualties and losses
? 7,000[3]

The Battle of Sacheon (泗川) was a siege by Korean and Chinese forces against the Japanese fortification of Sacheon from 6 to 11 November 1598. It ended in Japanese victory.

Background[edit]

Dong Yiyuan and Jeong Chaeryong's combined army pushed forward to Sacheon on 6 November 1598.

Battle[edit]

On 6 November the allied forces surrounded the fortress.[4]

On 9 November the allies assaulted the fortress, bombarding it as well as using a ram to smash the gate.[4]

On 11 November the allies breached the walls and as they were pushing into it, an explosion occurred. The cause of the explosion is obscure, but the result is that the shockwave caused a massive rout which led to heavy casualties.[5]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Hawley 2005, p. 524.
  2. ^ Swope 2009, p. 268-269.
  3. ^ Hawley 2005, p. 528.
  4. ^ a b Swope 2009, p. 269.
  5. ^ Swope 2009, p. 270.

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