Siege of Dongnae
|The Siege of Dongnae|
|Part of Imjin War|
|Japanese First Division||Joseon|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Sō Yoshitoshi||Song Sanghyeon†|
|Casualties and losses|
The Siege of Dongnae was a siege that occurred on 25 May 1592 during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98). It resulted in the capture of Dongnae, a mountain castle on the way to Hanseong, by the Japanese.
The Japanese army arrived around 8 AM and Konishi Yukinaga asked the castle's governor Song Sanghyeon to surrender with a message saying, "If you wish to fight, we will fight. But if we do not fight, we will only pass through." Song refused and replied, "It is easy to fight and die, but difficult to let you pass”.
Sō Yoshitoshi sent a scout force to Yangsan Castle, the next point on their way to Hanseong. The scouts frightened the defenders so much with gunfire that they abandoned their posts and fled. The castle was taken the following morning.
Konishi Yukinaga's army left Dongnae in the afternoon for Miryang, the next castle on the road, and took it after a minor skirmish. After that he took the undefended Daegu on 28 May and crossed the also undefended Nakdong River before receiving news of a Joseon army awaiting him at Sangju.
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