Shōgitai

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Duel between a Shōgitai (left) and a Shaguma-wearing Jinshotai (迅衝隊) (right) in the Battle of Ueno.
Funeral monument to the Shōgitai in Ueno Park

The Shōgitai (彰義隊, "League to Demonstrate Righteousness") was an elite corps of the shogunate formed in 1868 during the Bakumatsu period in Japan.

The Shōgitai took a large part in the battles of the Boshin War, especially at the Battle of Toba–Fushimi, and the Battle of Ueno, where they were nearly exterminated.[1][2]

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