Siege of Hataya

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Siege of Hataya
Part of the Sengoku period
Date 8th day, 9th lunar month, 1600
Location Hataya castle, Dewa Province, Japan
Result Siege succeeds; castle falls to Western Army
Western Army forces loyal to Ishida Mitsunari Eastern Army castle garrison loyal to Tokugawa Ieyasu
Commanders and leaders
Naoe Kanetsugu Eguchi Gohei
20,000 300

The siege of Hataya was one of several battles in Japan's Tōhoku region which served as preludes to the decisive Sekigahara Campaign which would end the 250-year period of war known as Sengoku.

Naoe Kanetsugu, a general loyal to Ishida Mitsunari, attacked Hataya castle on his way to Mogami Yoshiaki's fortress at Yamagata. His force was 20,000 strong, and the 300 man garrison under Eguchi Gohei have come to be celebrated in various chronicles for their brief, but brave, defense against such incredible odds.


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