Battle of Woosung

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Battle of Woosung
Part of the First Opium War
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Battle of Woosung
Date16 June 1842
Location
Coordinates: 31°22′30″N 121°30′0″E / 31.37500°N 121.50000°E / 31.37500; 121.50000
Result British victory
Belligerents

 United Kingdom

Qing China
Commanders and leaders
Hugh Gough
William Parker
Chen Huacheng (KIA)[1]
Strength
14 ships[2] 19 ships[3]
4,000–5,000 troops[1]
Casualties and losses
2 killed[2]
25 wounded[2]
Hundreds killed or wounded[4]
250 guns captured[5]

The Battle of Woosung was fought between British and Chinese forces at the entrance of the Woosung River (present-day Huangpu River), Jiangsu province, China, on 16 June 1842 during the First Opium War. The British capture of the towns of Woosung (now Wusong) and Baoshan opened the way to Shanghai, which was captured with little resistance on 19 June.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Bulletins of State Intelligence 1842, p. 759
  2. ^ a b c Bulletins of State Intelligence 1842, p. 816
  3. ^ Hall & Bernard 1846, p. 326
  4. ^ Hall & Bernard 1846, p. 329
  5. ^ Hall & Bernard 1846, p. 330
  6. ^ Rait 1903, pp. 267–268

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