Dong fuxiang

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Dong fuxiang

Chinese general and leader of the Boxer rebellion




Dong Fuxiang is Born

Jan 08, 1839

Dong Fuxiang is born

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Location: China



Sugiyama Akira is Killed

Jun 11, 1900

Sugiyama Akira of the Japanese legation is killed at the Yongding gate in Peking by troops loyal to General Dong Fuxiang

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Location: Peking



Mines Laid in the Peiho River

Jun 15, 1900

The Chinese deploy electric mines in the Peiho River to prevent any support reaching the Naval Brigade

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Location: Peiho River



Russians Ambushed At Tientsin

Jun 15, 1900

131 US Marines and 400 Russians attempt to get to Tientsin along the railroad in order to assist the foreign settlements, which were still under artillery bombardment by the Chinese. They are ambushed by the chinese within 2 miles of the city and forced to pull back

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Location: Tien-tsin



Great Powers Demand Taku Forts Surrender

Jun 16, 1900

The Great Powers sail up the Hai River to the Taku Forts and demand that they surrender

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Location: Taku Forts



Battle of the Taku Forts

Jun 17, 1900

A naval brigade take the Taku Forts

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Location: Taku Forts



Battle of Langfang

Jun 18, 1900

Following the battle the allies decide to head back for the coast after finding the railway had been cut

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Location: China



Chinese Ambush Russians

Jun 21, 1900

131 US Marines and 400 Russians are on the railway line between Tientsin and the coast as they attempt to reinforce the city. Chinese ambushed them and force then to retire.

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Location: Tien-tsin



Reinforcements Leave Tientsin

Jun 23, 1900

5000 reinforcements leave the coast for Tientsin led by Commander Kit Cradock. Their arrival causes the Chinese to withdraw and end their bombardment, although they are still surrounded by the Chinese on three sides.

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Location: Tien-tsin



Relief Force Arrive At Xigu

Jun 25, 1900

A relief force led by Kit Cradock from the coast arrive at Xigu from Tientsin

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Location: Tien-tsin



Battle of Tientsin, Day 1

Jul 13, 1900

The Great Powers attack the inner walled city of Tientsin which is still in Chinese hands. The attack went poorly due to bad communicate in the multinational force and they were pinned down in the open. Most of the Europeans were still wearing bright coloured uniforms which made them easy targets for Chinese marksmen armed with European rifles.

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Location: Tien-tsin



Battle of Tientsin, Day 2

Jul 14, 1900

The Japanese blow up the south gate and then storm the city, with their allies

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Location: Tien-tsin



Gaselee Expedition Leaves

Aug 04, 1900

The Great Powers leave Tianjin and begin marching on Peking. The force consisted of:

  • 10000 from Japan
  • 4000 from Russia
  • 3000 from Britain
  • 2000 from USA
  • 800 from France
  • 200 from Germany
  • 100 from Austria and Italy

The Great Powers were marching up both sides of the Hai River. The Japanese, British and Americans are on the west side of the river. The others are on the east side. The scouts report that there is a large chinese force at Beicang.

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Location: Tien-tsin



Battle of Beicang

Aug 05, 1900

The battle begins with the Japanese capturing some of the Chinese artillery in a pre-dawn raid. As dawn breaks the remaining Chinese artillery begins its due with the guns of the Great Powers. The Japanese infantry then pushed the Chinese out of their defences, which forced the Chinese force on the other side of the river to fall back in as well.

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Location: China



Battle of Yangcun

Aug 06, 1900

After the Battle of Beicang the Chinese had withdraw 12 miles and set up a new position at Yangcun. The Great Powers deploy 5000 yards from the Chinese and began their advance at 11:00. They advanced over the plain under fire from the Chinese, but when they reached the Chinese line they found that the main army had already withdrawn leaving just a small rearguard.

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Location: China



The Great Powers Reach Tongzhou

Aug 12, 1900

The Great Powers reach Tongzhou, a city 14 mile from Peking

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Location: Peking



Battle of Peking

Aug 14, 1900

The great powers each assault a different gate at Peking and then race for the legation

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Location: Peking



Dong Fuxiang Dies

Feb 02, 1908

Dong Fuxiang dies

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Location: China