Siege of Kanegasaki (1570)

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Siege of Kanegasaki (1570)
Part of the Sengoku period
Date 1570
Location Kanegasaki fortress, Tsuruga, Echizen Province
Result Oda withdrawal
Territorial
changes
Kanegasaki fortress falls to Kinoshita Hideyoshi
Belligerents
forces of Oda Nobunaga Kanegasaki garrison
Commanders and leaders
Oda Nobunaga
Kinoshita Hideyoshi
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Asakura Yoshikage
Azai Nagamasa
Strength
30,000 24,500

The 1570 Siege of Kanegasaki (金ヶ崎の戦い Kanegasaki no Tatakai?) took place during Oda Nobunaga's struggle against the Asakura clan in Echizen province. Kinoshita Hideyoshi, one of Nobunaga's chief generals, led the attack on the fortress. After its fall, Nobunaga's army fought a celebrated retreat from Echizen.

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References[edit]

  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.